Cron Job Timing

Setting up cron jobs:

I don’t plan to run campaigns; I will use gmail accounts to send emails as segment emails queued broadcasts. Do I need the campaign: crons to function properly if I am not running a campaign?

Plan to install these:

/app/console mautic:emails:send
/app/console mautic:broadcast:send
/app/console mautic:segments:update

/app/console mautic:campaigns:trigger
/app/console mautic:campaigns:rebuild

Timing of cron jobs:

I have seen recommendations to run these jobs at 5 minute intervals. I hope to email 20K individual emails per week, all during business hours. Do I need these jobs to run every 5 minutes? Will 1 hour suffice?

Thank you.

If you want to send out blasts of 20k, you will need to have only




In order to determine how often you shouln run them, here is a video:

I usually set crons for every min, with a running limitation of 200 emails. This is usually how many emails Mautic is sending / min on a standard server.

Thank you for that answer @joeyk.

I previously watched your referenced video; it was very helpful.


/app/console mautic:emails:send
/app/console mautic:broadcast:send

Can they be set to run once per hour and maintain full function?

Thanks again.