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Stop/uninstall Cron Daemon Sendmail email

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Mac OSX with 2 users.  I get this email every hour,  I cannot find the location of cron.hourly and the Activity Program does not list this Cron daemon.

      From:       Cron Daemon <root@localhost.localdomain>
      Subject:       Cron <root@localhost> run-parts /etc/cron.hourly
      Date:       November 16, 2010 10:23:02 AM EST
      To:       root@localhost.localdomain

/etc/cron.hourly/sendmail:

sendmail: illegal option -- q
sendmail: usage: sendmail [ -t ] [ -fsender ] [ -Fname ] [ -bp ] [ -bs ] [ arg ... ]

Any suggestions on how to stop this.
Thanks
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by:woolnoir
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look at /etc/crontab it should list the locations of the daily, hourly cron files, check each of these for the command.
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by:SamSystems1
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I used terminal and checked user /etc and root(bash3.2#) /etc and there is not a directory crontab or cron.  

Thanks for responding
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as root do a crontab -l and check the output.
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by:nxnw
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did you look for crontabs in  /usr/lib/cron/tabs/?

What OS?
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by:SamSystems1
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I am using OSX 10.6.5

No Crontab file or directory, however I did locate the cron directory in the /usr/lib directory.  This is what is inside:

bash-3.2# ls -l
total 0
-rw-r--r--  1 root    wheel   0 Aug 17 17:59 at.deny
-rw-r--r--  1 root    wheel   0 May 18  2009 cron.deny
drwxr-xr-x  2 daemon  wheel  68 Feb 10  2010 jobs
drwxr-xr-x  2 daemon  wheel  68 Feb 11  2010 spool
drwx------  2 root    wheel  68 May 18  2009 tabs
drwx------  2 root    wheel  68 May 18  2009 tmp

Nothing that matches the daemon that is running.
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by:nxnw
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What is in the tabs file?
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by:nxnw
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Folder, I mean
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by:SamSystems1
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Nothing.  I must tell you that I am really over my head here (not knowledgable) about this OS.  The tabs directory is empty.

This message appears every hour - can I disable receiving it?


Thanks,
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SamSystems1 earned 0 total points
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Discovered that the email originated from my domain host's server, not my Mac.  Found and deleted sendmail script.

Closing question.
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Question did not involve issue with local Mac, but issue with internet host service.
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