Disable automatic updating of email addresses

If you are annoyed by this sometimes useful setting then follow the steps below to learn how to disable it.

If you have any comments or questions please use the comments form at the end of the guide.

A general rule that applies in most cases is as follows: If the machine is a critical server, for which unplanned downtime of a service on the machine can not be tolerated, then you should not use automatic updates. Even the general rule above has exceptions, or can be worked around.

Some issues might be resolved through a special setup on your part.

On a fresh install of Fedora 20 with default options the yum-cron RPM is not installed, the first command below installs this RPM. Dnf and Yum in Fedora has the GPG key checking enabled by default.

Assuming that you have imported the correct GPG keys, and still have gpgcheck=1 in your for yum, then we can at least assume that any automatically installed updates were not corrupted or modified from their original state.

If you do not wish to renew your subscription, choose manual renewal and ignore the reminder emails.

Your account will be deactivated when your subscription expires.

For each service you are subscribed to, you will have the option of choosing between automatic annual renewal and manual renewal.

When you have finished selecting your renewal options click Save changes.

Such setups, while perhaps more difficult to setup and maintain, can remove a large amount of risk otherwise inherent in automatic updates.

You can use a service to automatically download and install any new updates (for example security updates).

If you’d like to disassociate an email address from a payment card for automatic receipts, you can click “Not Your Receipt?

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