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Re: Help Getting Root's email to recipient



On Sun April 17 2005 11:20 am, Alexander Dalloz wrote:
>
> While I do not fully understand what you are doing there with the
> script, I think you should spent some efforts to improve the script or
> mechanism to not produce the amount of unwanted cronjob messages. Sound
> like big nonsense to run a script every 5 minutes which produces a bunch
> of error mail messages, then to forward them to a different account
> where to silently delete them. Be friendly to your and your internet
> partner (ISP et al.) resources.
>

My fault. Here, from the GotMail home page: 

"Gotmail is a perl script to download mail from hotmail.com without user 
interaction. It is probably best run from a cron job."

That's what it is. It uses Posix and SendMail, apparently. It goes out to my 
hotmail account, gets the messages, forwards them to my regular email 
address. Here's a sample message that it generates each time it runs:

Starting sendmail: [  OK  ]
Starting sm-client: [  OK  ]
Gotmail v0.8.2    Copyright (C) 2000-2003 Peter Hawkins
Gotmail comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details.

Getting hotmail index page...
Processing java check....
Logging in...
Following redirect...
Going to Inbox Page: http://by21fd.bay21.hotmail.msn.com/cgi-bin/HoTMail
Loading main display...
$folder_index_url->/cgi-bin/folders?
Loading folder list...
Processing Folder: "Inbox", Total messages: 0, Unread messages: 0.
Loading folder "Inbox" page 1...
Processing Folder: "Sent Messages", Total messages: 0, Unread messages: 0.
Loading folder "Sent Messages" page 1...
Processing Folder: "Drafts", Total messages: 0, Unread messages: 0.
Loading folder "Drafts" page 1...
Processing Folder: "Junk E-Mail", Total messages: 0, Unread messages: 0.
Loading folder "Junk E-Mail" page 1...

All done!
Shutting down sendmail: [  OK  ]
Shutting down sm-client: [  OK  ]

I don't see anything to tell me that these are 'errors' as you suggest. Am I 
missing something? I check this very often, because this happens to be an 
account that I use for extensive tech-support in my business, and I'm often 
in dialogue with someone, and on deadline, and prompt receipt of replies is 
important to me. If there's a way to 'silently' execute the cronjob without 
resultant messages, I'm all ears. This is the GotMail home page, if anyone is 
interested, though it appears to be broken today - none of the links seem to 
be working:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/gotmail
I could post the perl script, but it's rather long, so I'll hold off unless 
someone would like to see it. 
-- 
Claude Jones
Bluemont, VA, USA


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