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Cron not writing errors to user mailbox (/usr/spool/mail/_user) (Doc ID 2740384.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 03, 2021

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.9 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Cron, by default, writes failed cron jobs information in user mailbox (/var/spool/mail/<USER> directory), but this doesn't work with users which their username has special characters. 

In this case, the username starts with "_" and it's not writting mails to its mailbox. 

 

mail command ends with "No mail for _user" message

Changes

 

Cause

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