System mail (Fedora 20)

Frank Murphy frankly3d at
Thu Dec 26 08:49:23 UTC 2013

On Wed, 25 Dec 2013 14:17:17 +0100
Suvayu Ali <fatkasuvayu+linux at> wrote:

> I know I can always look in the logs, but I would probably miss
> something if I have to do this manually for every daemon that is
> running.  It is much simpler to monitor this through system mail.
> Hence, I would like to know what happens if there is no MTA
> installed; do I still get system mail notifying me of cron jobs,
> denied hosts, etc?

MTA is not necessary on a "single" box.

Can your mua read system mail?
in claws-mail I added an account for system-mail.
so cron, logwatch journalctl etc. come to my inbox\subfolders.

You should still have the old "mail (mailx)" installed rpm -q mailx


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