I just took over a drupal 7 site and when cron is run I get the follow error SMTP Error: Could not connect to SMTP host WD mail: Error sending e-mail (from ???????? to ???????)

I know the previous developer turned some feature/function on that will send an email each time a cron job is run. Does anyone know how or where to turn this off?

I have checked in the admin-> cron, but there are no settings there to adjust.

Thank you in advance.

  • it must be a custom module or Drupal core's update notification. If your site can send emails without a problem, I would look for any coding by your previous developer that utilises a custom SMTP server.
    – AKS
    Sep 28, 2014 at 3:23
  • I checked through the modules, nothing in the custom module folder and nothing in the main module folder. Sep 30, 2014 at 13:21

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It's likely defined as a hook_cron implementation in a custom module. Trying searching through your codebase for "_cron" to see what you can find. If you install Elysia Cron you should be able to get a full list of all cron jobs and could disable any jobs you don't way run.

  • Thanks for the suggestion - i was not aware of Elysia - amazing how many modules Drupal has to solve or help solve your issues. Thanks again. Sep 30, 2014 at 13:20

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