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    Weekly Cron Email Messages - How to Stop?

    Running Ubuntu 13.04 for my server. In my mail server log I'm seeing the following message every week:

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    Dropped: root@admin → root@admin 'Cron <root@development> test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.weekly )' No MX for [admin]
    That being said, I have no idea where this cron job is coming from that is generating an email message. Where can I look to track this down and ultimately put a stop to it?
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    Is there anything in /etc/cron.weekly folder?
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    Yes, three files:

    apt-security-updates
    apt-xapian-index
    man-db

    However, when I edit the crontab (sudo crontab -e) there are no cron jobs listed. Could one of these files be causing the email message I'm seeing?

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    Cannot say exactly, cause I don't use Ubuntu and don't know what inside those cron files. However, you can check their content and compare with the above log to find out.
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