This is quoting Seth Holmes from a previous thread in this newsgroup. "
You should allow yourself as a user of cron and run it as yourself. It will
e-mail alerts to the user account. If you want those alerts sent elsewhere,
you can set up an aliase in /etc/mail/aliases (or /etc/aliases depending on
your configuration). You could also set up the root account to do this with
by sending all root e-mail to you. But doing things as root when not
required as a "Bad Thing(tm)".
In addition, if you have a specific job you are running and you want the
output sent to a specific e-mail, you can pipe it through mailx and have it
sent to you.
0 7 * * * ls -laR / | mailx -s "Your directory tree" [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]
And for real simplification, you can use the MAILTO environment variable.
This will mail on cron output to [email]email@example.com[/email]. This goes in the
crontab file (which you edit with crontab -e).
This can all be found in the crontab man pages. Just some of it is in in
page 5 so you'd have to do
man 5 crontab
-- Seth H Holmes