How to stop crontab (cron job) from sending email?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Commented out  "MAILTO=" option, but that didn't stop crontab (cron job) from sending mails.
SHELL=/bin/bash
PATH=/sbin:/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin
#MAILTO=root
HOME=/
# run-parts
01 * * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
02 4 * * * root run-parts /etc/cron.daily
22 4 * * 0 root run-parts /etc/cron.weekly
42 4 1 * * root run-parts /etc/cron.monthly
  • How to stop crontab (cron job) from sending mails?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Crond daemon

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