On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 10:14 PM, Glen Barber <glen.j.bar...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 2:24 PM, APseudoUtopia <apseudouto...@gmail.com> wrote:
> [snip]
>>
>> #####
>> # User www's crontab
>> # Note, I also tried removing the MAILTO to no avail
>> #####
>> MAILTO=root
>> # m     h       dom     mon     dow     cmd
>> *       *       *       *       *       echo "Hello"
>>
>>
> [snip]
>
> 1.)  You are not using the full path to /bin/echo, which is why it is failing.
>
> 2.) This is a poor designed way to test cron's mail output.
>
> A Better(tm) way would be something like:
> MAILTO=root
> */5 * * * * /bin/ping -c1 localhost >/dev/null
>
> which would mail to root on success or failure.
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> Glen Barber
>

Thanks for the tips. I've put the following line in my normal user
account's crontab (This account does have a shell, it's one I use on a
daily basis):

SHELL=/bin/sh
mailto=my_email_acco...@gmail.com
*       *       *       *       *       /sbin/ping -c4 localhost

I'm getting no emails at all. In /var/log/maillog, I'm getting the
following output:

Mar  3 21:10:00 domain sendmail[86797]: n23LA0td086797: from=www,
size=0, class=0, nrcpts=0,
msgid=<200903032110.n23la0td086...@subdomain.domain.tld>,
relay=...@localhost
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