Laravel Sending your First Email

 configure your preferred email driver to deliver the email v

For testing purposes, you can create an account on mailtrap.io and configure the mail settings on the .env file

Open .env and your version of the below

MAIL_DRIVER=smtp 
MAIL_HOST=smtp.mailtrap.io 
MAIL_PORT=2525 
MAIL_USERNAME= 
MAIL_PASSWORD= 
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=tls 
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS="your@gmail.com" 
MAIL_FROM_NAME="${APP_NAME}"

 

Create a Controller 

php artisan make:controller TestEmailsController

In app/Http/Controllers/TestEmailsController.php

 

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Mail;

class TestEmailsController extends Controller
{
    //
    public function html(Request $request)
    {

        $data = array('name'=>"Harry Howdy");

        //
        Mail::send('email.test', $data, function($message) {
            $message->to('butlerjraines@gmail.com');
            $message->from('support@youremail.com', 'Your Site Name');
            $message->subject('Welcome to Laravel Email Tutorial');
        });

    }

}

 

 

Add route to routes/web.php

use App\Http\Controllers\TestEmailsController;

Route::get('/test-email', [TestEmailController::class, 'email']);

Copy the following code in resources/views/email/test.blade.php file.

<h1>Hi, {{ $name }}</h1>
<p>Sending Mail from Laravel.</p>

 

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