Subject: Re: the daily/weekly/monthly scripts
To: Sam Carleton <email@example.com>
From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 07/24/2001 14:21:49
[ On Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 08:38:59 (-0700), Jeremy C. Reed wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: the daily/weekly/monthly scripts
> On Tue, 24 Jul 2001, Sam Carleton wrote:
> > If so, how do YOU recommend I set the $MAILTO in the crontab file?
> NetBSD's crontab(5) has a lot of info about this. It may be different on
> other operating systems that use different implementations of
> cron. (NetBSD uses Vixie's Cron.)
Even better: don't save mail for root in a system mailbox -- forward it
to a real human user via an alias in /etc/aliases (er, /etc/mail/aliases).
Since this is tech-security it's probably appropriate to point out that
you should never ever read any e-mail with any mail reader running as root.
Greg A. Woods
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