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I woke up this morning with a stuck server; even after rebooting MySQL wouldn't start.  Low and behold, my drive was filled!  I checked /var/mail , and the file for root was over 11 GB.  I deleted the file and things started working again - sort of.

Something is causing cron to try to email me the HTML code for all the landding pages on the sires on the server.

I opened up the root mail file, and there are a lot of references to 

Subject: Cron <root@lamp> /var/www/pull_rss_from_misenategop.cron  #Pull RSS from (failed)

Well, that job - pull_rss_from_misenategop.cron - all it does is use a WordPress plugin to pull data from an RSS feed and insert it as posts to the websites.  The contents look like:


The cron job appears to be working as the contents from the feeds are being pulled.

But then more errors are appearing:


Subject: Cron <root@lamp>   [ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && find /var/lib/php5/ -type f -cmin +$(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime) -delete
PHP Warning:  PHP Startup: Unable to load dynamic library '/usr/lib/php5/20090626+lfs/php_curl.dll' - /usr/lib/php5/20090626+lfs/php_curl.dll: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory in Unknown on line 0
This cron job below appears to be causing that message:
[ -x /usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime ] && [ -d /var/lib/php5 ] && find /var/lib/php5/ -type f -cmin +$(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime) -delete

Can anyone tell me why the system is generating these emails, why its trying to send me the HTML for the default website pages, and how I can stop this from occuring?


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