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Old 22nd September 2008
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I'm posting to solicit your ideas and strategies for managing system mail.

On my FreeBSD servers, I get the usual mail from the periodic scripts, plus mail from a few processes that I run.

On my RHEL servers, I get the usual mail from logwatch and a few other processes.

As the number of servers grows, logging in to each every Monday morning to read through all the system mail has become a bit of a chore. (Maybe a necessary chore, but I'm wondering if there isn't a more clever approach.)

Possibilities I've entertained:
  • Forwarding all system mail to my email account. (That might get out of control quickly.)
  • Paring back the amount of system mail on each server significantly -- i.e. if I don't absolutely need the report I either cancel it or direct it to /dev/null. The only thing I do not like about this is it requires custom work that I'll have to deploy to each server.

Anyone care to share their ideas / strategies on this?
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