System mail (Fedora 20)

Suvayu Ali fatkasuvayu+linux at
Thu Dec 26 11:52:12 UTC 2013

On Thu, Dec 26, 2013 at 08:49:23AM +0000, Frank Murphy wrote:
> 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

I use mutt, so don't have problems reading system mail.

Thank you for confirming, I have removed sendmail now.



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