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Receiving many emails from Cron <root@server> per day

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by Terry Heffernan, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Terry Heffernan

    Terry Heffernan Registered

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    Hi

    A few days ago I started receiving emails from Cron <root@server> that contained the following line:

    /bin/sh: /usr/local/bandmin/bandmin: No such file or directory

    Nothing else in the message.

    Can anyone advise me what's generating these emails and how to stop them.

    Thanks
     
  2. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Technical Support Community Manager
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    Could you let us know what version of cPanel is installed on this system? Also, please post the output from the following command via SSH while logged in as root:

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    Thank you.
     
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  3. Terry Heffernan

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    Hi - thanks for the reply.

    I have discovered what was causing the problem.

    It's from within WHM platform.
    From the WHM menu:
    Under 'basic webhost manager > Contact information', I entered my email address as "contact in case a problem arises with this server."

    When started to receive the emails, I realised I didn't need to see that stuff. So I removed my email address from WHM. However, the emails kept coming. At that point I didn't have a clue what was generating the emails and 2 days+ ago I raised a ticket with Bluehost, to which I've had no update.

    Anyway, I discovered that when an email address is entered into 'basic webhost manager > Contact information', it is also entered into 'Server contacts > Edit System Mail Preferences' under 'Forward mail for “cpanel” to:' and 'Forward mail for “root” to:', but was not removed when the entry under 'basic webhost manager > Contact information' was deleted.

    Not sure if this is a bug or not, but it's not cPanel related.

    Regards
     
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    I could not reproduce this on a test server running cPanel version 68.0.19. Could you verify which version of cPanel is installed on this system?

    Thank you.
     
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