I'm not receiving update emails from PVE


New Member
May 8, 2019
Hi Proxmoxer,

yesterday, I checked the PVE GUI for updates and I saw some new packages where there (e.g. pve-manager: 5.4-7) and I thought hmm, why I don't get any email notifications for that?
My SMTP is working correct, when I send an email via:
echo "test" | mail -s "test" root@localhost
I receive a mail correctly to my address configured for root (which is set up under /etc/pve/user.cfg) which is sent via my configured "from" address in /etc/pve/datacenter.cfg.
I also checked the /var/log/mail.log but there is no entry that there should be an outgoing mail to me for the update.
The pvemailforward is working also correct, because when I pipe some text to it, I also get a mail to my defined root address:
echo "test" | /usr/bin/pvemailforward

Do you have some ideas why I don't receive any mails? (I haven't got any mails from my pve since setup weeks ago...)

Thanks!! :)

BTW, my Package versions:
proxmox-ve: 5.4-1 (running kernel: 4.15.18-16-pve) pve-manager: 5.4-7 (running version: 5.4-7/fc10404a) pve-kernel-4.15: 5.4-4 pve-kernel-4.15.18-16-pve: 4.15.18-41 pve-kernel-4.15.18-15-pve: 4.15.18-40 pve-kernel-4.15.18-14-pve: 4.15.18-39 corosync: 2.4.4-pve1 criu: 2.11.1-1~bpo90 glusterfs-client: 3.8.8-1 ksm-control-daemon: not correctly installed libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-2 libpve-access-control: 5.1-10 libpve-apiclient-perl: 2.0-5 libpve-common-perl: 5.0-52 libpve-guest-common-perl: 2.0-20 libpve-http-server-perl: 2.0-13 libpve-storage-perl: 5.0-43 libqb0: 1.0.3-1~bpo9 lvm2: 2.02.168-pve6 lxc-pve: 3.1.0-3 lxcfs: 3.0.3-pve1 novnc-pve: 1.0.0-3 proxmox-widget-toolkit: 1.0-28 pve-cluster: 5.0-37 pve-container: 2.0-39 pve-docs: 5.4-2 pve-edk2-firmware: 1.20190312-1 pve-firewall: 3.0-22 pve-firmware: 2.0-6 pve-ha-manager: 2.0-9 pve-i18n: 1.1-4 pve-libspice-server1: 0.14.1-2 pve-qemu-kvm: 3.0.1-4 pve-xtermjs: 3.12.0-1 qemu-server: 5.0-53 smartmontools: 6.5+svn4324-1 spiceterm: 3.0-5 vncterm: 1.5-3


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