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My group has a job that runs daily at 06:00 on server123 which sends an e-mail to dba@tester.com (the FROM address is Oracle Database Owner [oracle@tester.com]).  Several weeks ago, it started producing a second e-mail from ‘nobody@tester.com’, at the same time but with no content. Can you help me identify what is producing this second message at the same time?

check_oracle_logs.sh
/acct/user/edwdev/scripts/oracle_log_check.sh > /tmp/oracle_log_check.out
# mail to oracle dbas this file...  < /usr/dba/oracle/admin/scripts/oracle_log_check.$TODAY
mailops="dba@tester.com"
mailx -s "edwdev" $mailops < /tmp/oracle_log_check.out
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Check your cron entry to make sure it is no being generated when the cron runs.
i.e. do you have a forwarding directive under the cron account. i.e. in root you have a .forward file that redirects the email to you?
Check the maillog to see what/when generates the email messages to see whether it occurs when the cron job ends.
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It is not a cron job. It is scheduled with the oracle server.
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Not familiar with what you are using, but things to consider:
Check the scheduler to see whether the running of a scheduled job generates a notification.
Could it be that the scheduler has a success/fail notification?
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Could it be that the scheduler has a success/fail notification?
It emails the outputs either way.
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Does the scheduler have a setting where you can define whether the notification should be sent on success, failure or both?
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Still trying to find out, will update
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