System mail (Fedora 20)

Robert Moskowitz rgm at
Mon Dec 30 13:25:29 UTC 2013

On 12/26/2013 03:49 AM, 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.

what is claws-mail?  I do not see it installed by default.

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

Much prefer mutt to mailx to read local mail.

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