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Old 06-12-2007, 12:08 PM   #1
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/var/log/procmail.log.1 being mailed every day


I recently took over a mail server running procmail.

The /var/log/procmail.log.1 is being mailed to my boss daily, but he doesn't want it to anymore. The person who set this machine up has not worked for the company in a few years.

I have checked the /etc/procmailrc, cron, and several files in the /etc/procmail directory, but I cannot find where this log is being mailed from.

is there a default location this would have been set? (procmail is very new to me, I have had very little experience with it)

Any help is much appreciated.. Thanks!
 
Old 06-12-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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Go through the individual scripts called by cron (including users' cron
jobs -- the mail log might give you a clue as to who is running the script). Also check the logrotate config file/directory for postrotate scripts.

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Old 06-17-2007, 05:38 AM   #3
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Also, check out logwatch, which typically runs out of /etc/cron.daily (Fedora) around 4 am. Logwatch handles log rotation and possible mailing of log files. I use webmin to configure logwatch.
 
Old 07-10-2007, 03:47 PM   #4
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solved

it was in logrotate.d

thanks for helping me narrow it down

in /etc/logrotate.d
there was a procmail file that i had to vi

thanks again
 
  


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