I am recieving order mails every 2 minutes. When i turn of the cron. It doesnt send any emails anymore. I have updated my magento to and the problems started.

Now if someone magento sends a mail it is places in the core_email_queue table. But when the mail is actueally sended it is not updating the row proccessed_at in the core_email_queue. Or doest this need to be empty.

How can is solve to problem? because i worry about my email reputation.

  • So you have the cron off ?
    – Rabea
    Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 14:31
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    Is the core_email_queue_clean_up cron activated? Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 18:56
  • I think you need the cron to send emails. Commented Nov 4, 2015 at 22:12

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As of Magento 1.9.1 magento introduced an email_queue to send emails based on your cron configuration. There are two cron tasks that run:

    <schedule><cron_expr>*/1 * * * *</cron_expr></schedule>
    <schedule><cron_expr>0 0 * * *</cron_expr></schedule>

Basically It will send all emails in the queue every minute and then every day it will clear out the table with emails that have been processed.

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