Stop Crontab from Sending Emails
March 27, 2014
This week I was starting to get fed up with Crontab and it always sending me emails regarding jobs. I have log files setup and prefer to look at my logs for errors vs crontab flooding my inbox. I never can seem to remember the
2>&1 trick, as I do not constantly use crontab. So I went exploring in the manual and found a nice little track to stop crontab from flooding your sever mail file with mail. Simply put
MAILTO='' at the top of your crontab and you are set. No more trying to remember the tricky
2>&1 or any other weird hacks. The
MAILTO is simple to remember and just makes sense. On the flip side, if you want your crontab mail to goto a different email address, simply add the email address inside that variable.
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