[SOLVED] Cron keep flooding mail

Alfagek

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I did used a contab to get the cpu temp.
But when i did used it, i did get flooded with mails from the "postfix" that the crontab was running.
I did try to use the next things in crontab to stop the flooding, but nothing did work:
Code:
* * * * * /root/cpu_temp.sh > /dev/null 2>&1
Code:
MAILTO= ""
used at the beginning of the crontab, put it behind the line, put it as last line in crontab.

So i changed to a systemctl timer.

So i removed the crontab with crontab -r
But still i get flooded by the postfix with mails:
(
Code:
Cron <root@proxmox> /root/cpu_temp.sh > /dev/null

I prefer the contab option, because it works also when my system reboots.

Now i have killed the postfix, so i don't get flooded with mails. But how can i adjust it, so i can use the postfix again without getting flooded with crontab mails.

thanks in advanced.

edit: working version PVE 7.0

This is in my journal, get this every second! (when postfix is enabled)
Code:
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/smtp[1201]: F24373C0ECD: to=<MYMAIL@hotmail.com>, relay=hotmail-com.olc.protection.outlook.com[104.47.4.33]:25, conn_use=71, delay=0.2, delays=0/0/0.02/0.17, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20210808100434.2A9973C1678@proxmox.local> [InternalId=127990025426440, Hostname=AM5EUR02HT102.eop-EUR02.prod.protection.outlook.com] 7754 bytes in 0.139, 54.281 KB/sec Queued mail for delivery -> 250 2.1.5)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: F24373C0ECD: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox pvemailforward[2686]: forward mail to <MYMAIL@hotmail.com>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox pvemailforward[2685]: forward mail to <MYMAIL@hotmail.com>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/pickup[2478]: 3888E3C0ECD: uid=65534 from=<root>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/cleanup[2485]: 3888E3C0ECD: message-id=<20210808100435.82DA23C1F5A@proxmox.local>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 3888E3C0ECD: from=<root@proxmox.local>, size=1031, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/pickup[2478]: 38F873C0EB2: uid=65534 from=<root>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/cleanup[2486]: 38F873C0EB2: message-id=<20210808100431.9BD353C119F@proxmox.local>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 38F873C0EB2: from=<root@proxmox.local>, size=1031, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/local[2161]: 82DA23C1F5A: to=<root@proxmox.local>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=55462, delays=55407/54/0/0.24, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/pvemailforward)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 82DA23C1F5A: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/local[2109]: 9BD353C119F: to=<root@proxmox.local>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=12741, delays=12687/54/0/0.24, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/pvemailforward)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 9BD353C119F: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/smtp[971]: F2BFD3C0E88: to=<MYMAIL@hotmail.com>, relay=hotmail-com.olc.protection.outlook.com[104.47.4.33]:25, conn_use=68, delay=0.28, delays=0.01/0/0.02/0.25, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20210808100435.268D53C195C@proxmox.local> [InternalId=18107582125413, Hostname=AM5EUR02HT119.eop-EUR02.prod.protection.outlook.com] 7766 bytes in 0.211, 35.863 KB/sec Queued mail for delivery -> 250 2.1.5)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: F2BFD3C0E88: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/smtp[1233]: 38F873C0EB2: to=<MYMAIL@hotmail.com>, relay=hotmail-com.olc.protection.outlook.com[104.47.4.33]:25, conn_use=72, delay=0.13, delays=0.01/0/0.02/0.1, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20210808100431.9BD353C119F@proxmox.local> [InternalId=93282394707238, Hostname=AM5EUR02HT128.eop-EUR02.prod.protection.outlook.com] 7754 bytes in 0.065, 116.380 KB/sec Queued mail for delivery -> 250 2.1.5)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 38F873C0EB2: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox pvemailforward[2692]: forward mail to <MYMAIL@hotmail.com>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox pvemailforward[2691]: forward mail to <MYMAIL@hotmail.com>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/pickup[2478]: 734C03C0E88: uid=65534 from=<root>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/cleanup[2485]: 734C03C0E88: message-id=<20210808100434.3A3093C1C94@proxmox.local>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 734C03C0E88: from=<root@proxmox.local>, size=1043, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/pickup[2478]: 741FD3C0DF6: uid=65534 from=<root>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/cleanup[2486]: 741FD3C0DF6: message-id=<20210808100434.C6E3E3C1EE0@proxmox.local>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/local[2109]: 3A3093C1C94: to=<root@proxmox.local>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=52672, delays=52618/54/0/0.24, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/pvemailforward)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 3A3093C1C94: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 741FD3C0DF6: from=<root@proxmox.local>, size=1043, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/local[2105]: C6E3E3C1EE0: to=<root@proxmox.local>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=34372, delays=34318/54/0/0.24, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/pvemailforward)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: C6E3E3C1EE0: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/smtp[972]: 3888E3C0ECD: to=<MYMAIL@hotmail.com>, relay=hotmail-com.olc.protection.outlook.com[104.47.4.33]:25, conn_use=26, delay=0.47, delays=0/0/0.02/0.44, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20210808100435.82DA23C1F5A@proxmox.local> [InternalId=92642444580296, Hostname=AM5EUR02HT228.eop-EUR02.prod.protection.outlook.com] 7754 bytes in 0.406, 18.629 KB/sec Queued mail for delivery -> 250 2.1.5)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 3888E3C0ECD: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/smtp[1212]: 734C03C0E88: to=<MYMAIL@hotmail.com>, relay=hotmail-com.olc.protection.outlook.com[104.47.4.33]:25, conn_use=69, delay=0.23, delays=0/0/0.02/0.2, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20210808100434.3A3093C1C94@proxmox.local> [InternalId=127590593467855, Hostname=AM5EUR02HT136.eop-EUR02.prod.protection.outlook.com] 7766 bytes in 0.168, 44.982 KB/sec Queued mail for delivery -> 250 2.1.5)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 734C03C0E88: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox pvemailforward[2703]: forward mail to <MYMAIL@hotmail.com>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox pvemailforward[2704]: forward mail to <MYMAIL@hotmail.com>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/pickup[2478]: AEFEE3C0EB2: uid=65534 from=<root>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/cleanup[2485]: AEFEE3C0EB2: message-id=<20210808100433.CA7F73C1267@proxmox.local>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/smtp[1222]: 741FD3C0DF6: to=<MYMAIL@hotmail.com>, relay=hotmail-com.olc.protection.outlook.com[104.47.4.33]:25, conn_use=73, delay=0.24, delays=0.01/0/0.02/0.21, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20210808100434.C6E3E3C1EE0@proxmox.local> [InternalId=93282394707241, Hostname=AM5EUR02HT128.eop-EUR02.prod.protection.outlook.com] 7766 bytes in 0.177, 42.622 KB/sec Queued mail for delivery -> 250 2.1.5)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 741FD3C0DF6: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: AEFEE3C0EB2: from=<root@proxmox.local>, size=1043, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/pickup[2478]: AFEA83C0DF6: uid=65534 from=<root>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/cleanup[2486]: AFEA83C0DF6: message-id=<20210808100435.BBA5B3C1B40@proxmox.local>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: AFEA83C0DF6: from=<root@proxmox.local>, size=1031, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/local[2380]: CA7F73C1267: to=<root@proxmox.local>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=27472, delays=27417/54/0/0.24, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/pvemailforward)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: CA7F73C1267: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/local[2161]: BBA5B3C1B40: to=<root@proxmox.local>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=16702, delays=16647/54/0/0.24, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/pvemailforward)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: BBA5B3C1B40: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox pvemailforward[2721]: forward mail to <MYMAIL@hotmail.com>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox pvemailforward[2722]: forward mail to <MYMAIL@hotmail.com>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/pickup[2478]: E827A3C0F11: uid=65534 from=<root>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/cleanup[2485]: E827A3C0F11: message-id=<20210808100433.4564C3C1973@proxmox.local>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: E827A3C0F11: from=<root@proxmox.local>, size=1043, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/pickup[2478]: E8A1C3C0ECD: uid=65534 from=<root>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/cleanup[2486]: E8A1C3C0ECD: message-id=<20210808100432.23BED3C1AEC@proxmox.local>
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: E8A1C3C0ECD: from=<root@proxmox.local>, size=1031, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/local[2109]: 23BED3C1AEC: to=<root@proxmox.local>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=81622, delays=81567/55/0/0.23, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/pvemailforward)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/local[2105]: 4564C3C1973: to=<root@proxmox.local>, orig_to=<root>, relay=local, delay=24052, delays=23997/55/0/0.23, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (delivered to command: /usr/bin/pvemailforward)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 23BED3C1AEC: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: 4564C3C1973: removed
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/smtp[1211]: AEFEE3C0EB2: to=<MYMAIL@hotmail.com>, relay=hotmail-com.olc.protection.outlook.com[104.47.17.97]:25, delay=0.25, delays=0.01/0/0.08/0.16, dsn=2.6.0, status=sent (250 2.6.0 <20210808100433.CA7F73C1267@proxmox.local> [InternalId=68921340213108, Hostname=DB8EUR05HT209.eop-eur05.prod.protection.outlook.com] 7789 bytes in 0.089, 84.567 KB/sec Queued mail for delivery -> 250 2.1.5)
Aug 08 12:16:23 proxmox postfix/qmgr[964]: AEFEE3C0EB2: removed

Output in SSH for crontab:
Code:
root@proxmox:~# crontab -l
no crontab for root
 
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Alfagek

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false forum. search the internet for help
Why false forum. It’s proxmox related.

But problem is all ready fix.

don’t know for sure what it was. But did make a new crontab and it did work. Only 3 mails, for starting the first time crontab.
 

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