Ok, I may have resolved this one. It looks like there was a couple of issues with the cron. The provider ran a script to fix the file permissions to allow the cron to work. This allowed the emails to go out (yaay!). However, I was still getting file permission notifications from the cron.
On a larger issue, it looks like there may be an issue with the ‘wget’ command. Since I’m on shared hosting, the ‘wget’ command is not supported. Unfortunately, the provider was unable to provide guidance on what alternative would be supported.