[CentOS] Cron sending to root after changing MAILTO

Wed Jul 19 23:31:10 UTC 2017
Chad Cordero <ccordero at csusb.edu>

It’s being rejected before it even reaches the mailbox, so forwarding won’t work.  Crond should really be using the MAILTO variable and it’s not.


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Subject:[CentOS] Cron sending to root after changing MAILTO


I am running CentOS 7 on an outbound gateway server running

Postfix.  I have a couple of cron jobs I was expecting to see in my

email that never showed up.  It turns out that they were delivered to

root, which is restricted on our exchange server, instead of the

address I defined.  Please help.


The quick fix for such issues is to put a .forward file in the /root

folder containing your target e-mail address, ecssupport at csusb.edu




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