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Old 03-07-2005, 08:00 PM   #1
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How to stop the redhat sending me e-mail called "LogWatch" automatically?

Dear All

I've encountered a problem:
After logining the system, it will send me a mail called "LogWatch" or something like that. My RAM is limited, only 128M. so during the moment it sending the mail, I can hardly do anything.
How can I forbid the system sending mail automatically?

Old 03-08-2005, 07:42 AM   #2
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u can disable sendmail this will not send any mail to root when u login etc. I do dont think that is the prob though because i have a machine with 48 Mb and its fine therefor see what else might be the problem.

Old 03-08-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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Run the command...

rpm -e sendmail

Which will remove the mail system completely from your RH system. However, be aware that it's a very good idea to get email reports from the system. You can disable logwatch by going into /etc/cron.daily and take a look at the scripts in there. One of them is probably logwatch which is scheduled to run daily. You can move this file to another folder on your system (i.e. /root) and logwatch will stop trying to run.


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