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Re: Mail from cron yields error
- From: Tino Lange <tino dot lange at isg dot de>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Cc: a12 <a12 at swipnet dot se>
- Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 11:25:03 +0100
- Subject: Re: Mail from cron yields error
- Organization: IS Innovative Software AG
- References: <3E798C51.6CC51E@swipnet.se>
If you use blat, then you don't have to care about the ssmtp settings,
if you use ssmtp then you don't have to care about the blat settings.
These are different approaches to send mail.
The MAILTO Variable inside crontab is only used by cron to invoke the
default mailer (which might be ssmtp on a cygwin istallation) if your
cron-job has output to stdout/stderr.
Since you're sending with blat you're missing the "-t" or "-to" to blat.exe!
Try adding -t $MAILTO
In the process of mailing messages using cron, I have created
# mail any output to 'sysaccount', no matter whose crontab this is
0 * * * * /cygdrive/h/blat/blat.exe ssmtp -f magr40 at fake dot se -f
sysaccount at rrback -server mail.fake.se -s "Subject"
However no mail is sent.
I have tested blat manually and it sends mail as expected.
/etc/ssmtp/revaliases contains comments only.
Windows Event Log contains the following entries:
Source: sSMTP mail
Description: The description for Event ID (0) in Source (sSMTP
mail) cannot be found. The local computer may not have the
necessary registry information or message DLL files to display
messages from a remote computer. The following information is
part of the event: sSMTP mail: PID 856: /usr/sbin/ssmtp sent
mail for sysaccount.
User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
Description: The description for Event ID (0) in Source
(USR/SBIN/CRON) cannot be found. The local computer may not
have the necessary registry information or message DLL files to
display messages from a remote computer. The following
information is part of the event: /USR/SBIN/CRON: PID 1012:
(sysaccount) MAIL (mailed 124 bytes of output but got status:
What have I missed ?
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