my apologies all, this issue about lost mail is only for root at jobs.
cron jobs send output as expected. thanks jeff for pointing this out.
Jeff Jansen wrote:
: I'm using stock RedHat 7.3, and I've tried this with courier 0.42.0,
: and 0.42.2.20030630 and cron jobs run as root email the output fine. In
: I've got a bunch of crontab lines which make dial-up connections at
: times to send and receive mail and my root account (well the account that
: root is aliased to, of course) gets a nice little email each time with the
: all the pppd stats (as you would expect). So it's definitely something
: particular to your setup.