We're still running a Moodle 1.9 site, and I just realized that the cron job for emailing students was no longer working. No settings have been changed, but I did update it to 1.9.19+ (Build: 20130125) last year.
Anyway, I've checked the settings in Moodle (both site policies and the email settings), and they seem fine. We're running this on Dreamhost shared hosting, and the cronjob is setup like this:
wget -q -O /dev/null http://www.oursite.com/moodle/admin/cron.php?password=passwordishere
It's set up to run every 10 minutes. I've tested with a few forum posts, but no emails are going out. I've also tried running it from the web, and it goes through the cron job, but again nothing gets emailed out. I've changed the email settings from SSL (:465) back to the default (no port specified), but it still isn't working. The email is a gmail account, and the SMTP settings are correct - I can login to the email and see that no emails are being sent out.
Is there some setting in Moodle I can check or is this perhaps more of a Dreamhost problem?