[kde-linux] Cron emails don't respect my MAILTO

Werner Joss werner at hoernerfranzracing.de
Tue May 11 17:59:46 UTC 2010

Am Tuesday 11 May 2010 19:38:53 schrieb Anne Wilson:
> I set up a small rsync job to backup my kaddressbook contacts, using
> SystemSettings.  I set a mailto, to direct the messages to my external
> address, so that they would always  be on my mail server.  They are being
> sent to my laptop local mailbox (/var/spool/mail/anne).
> I've used 'crontab -e' to check the job settings - the mailto looks
> correct. I've tried both with and without spaces around the "=" - can
> someone tell me which is correct?.  /etc/aliases is set to send root mail
> to me, at my external address - but the job in question is running as
> anne, not as root, so that shouldn't matter.
> I've completely run out of ideas for checking.  What else could be causing
> the mailto to be ignored?

I'm no expert with this, but I think cron uses sendmail by default, which, 
also by default, only does local delivery, whereas sending mails to external 
addresses usually requires sending via smtp.


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