Email Script not working when added to cron[solved]

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I have written an email script in python which sends email to the given id.

I have customized the script for generating space alert inside a shell script as shown below

df -h /microfocus > /tmp/spacereport

## Filter the %usage to variable per
per=$(awk '{if (NR==3){print $4}}' /tmp/spacereport)

## Strip off the character % from the variable per
result=`echo $per|sed s/.$//`

if [ $result -gt '80' ] ; then

        echo "Space reached to 80 % on /microfocus"
        echo "Triggering a mail "
        ## include the option for server name
        if [ $? != "0" ] ; then
                echo "done"
                echo "failed"
        echo "Space is within limits"


if i execute the above code in the shell. its sending a mail to default id i coded in python.

I have added it to the crontab to execute at particular time. At the time of event it displaying a message over terminal like "sending mail to /var/mail/user"

Why the cron is sending a mail local to the user instead of email id ?

Note: the above shell program is working good i execute in shell without cron, I can see a mail on my email id

---------- Post updated at 08:10 AM ---------- Previous update was at 07:23 AM ----------

got fixed after checking the error messages using >>redirectfile 2>&1. The problem was with an environment variable.


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