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Old 05-13-2014, 04:09 AM   #1
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postfix - mail log problem

I am using ubuntu. Postfix is installed on it.

My postfix log file is /var/log/mail.log

The problem is, it makes a five line entry in every minute in the file.

May 13 14:30:01 hostname postfix/pickup[10045]: 1FC00340C92: uid=0 from=<root>
May 13 14:30:01 hostname postfix/cleanup[10047]: 1FC00340C92: message-id=<20140513090001.1FC00340C92@hostname>
May 13 14:30:01 hostname postfix/qmgr[10046]: 1FC00340C92: from=<>, size=539, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
May 13 14:30:01 hostname postfix/local[10049]: 1FC00340C92: to=<>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=0.22, delays=0.14/0/0/0.08, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to mailbox)
May 13 14:30:01 hostname postfix/qmgr[10046]: 1FC00340C92: removed
May 13 14:31:01 hostname postfix/pickup[10045]: 3970E340C92: uid=0 from=<root>
May 13 14:31:01 hostname postfix/cleanup[10047]: 3970E340C92: message-id=<20140513090101.3970E340C92@hostname>
May 13 14:31:01 hostname postfix/qmgr[10046]: 3970E340C92: from=<>, size=539, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
May 13 14:31:01 hostname postfix/local[10049]: 3970E340C92: to=<>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=0.26, delays=0.18/0/0/0.08, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to mailbox)
May 13 14:31:01 hostname postfix/qmgr[10046]: 3970E340C92: removed
The mail has not been sent but still it makes the entry in every minute. I do not want this entry in the file. If I have to see the real sent mail data, it is not easy because of these entries.

Please help me to prevent logging these entries in the log file.

Old 05-13-2014, 07:14 AM   #2
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Check your crons, if any cron is set to run after every minute and it is sending mails.

See if a script with loop is running in which sleep time is 60 and it is sending mails.


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