Laravel 9 How to Send Mail using Mailgun

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Published: Jan 18, 2023

Hello Artisans, today I'll show you how to send mail using Mailgun in your laravel application. Sending email is a must thing for every web application. So, let's get started and see how we can easily send mail using mailgun in our laravel application.  

Note: Tested on Laravel 9.19

Table of Contents

  1. Create and Setup Controller
  2. Create and Setup View File
  3. Create Route
  4. Configure Mailgun
  5. Output

Create and Setup Controller

First of all, create a controller so that we can write our logics or query to show the result. So, fire the below commands in the terminal.

php artisan make:controller SenMailController

It'll create a controller under app\Http\Controllers called SenMailController.php. Open the file and replace with below codes.

app/Http/Controllers/SenMailController.php
<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Mail;

class SenMailController extends Controller
{
    public function sendMail()
    {
        Mail::send('email',[],function($message) {
            $message->to('[email protected]')->subject('Mailgun Testing');
        });
        dd('Mail Send Successfully');
    }
}

Create and Setup View file

Now we'll create a blade file called email.blade.php under the resources/view. Now open the file and replace with below codes.

resources/view/email
<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport"
          content="width=device-width, user-scalable=no, initial-scale=1.0, maximum-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1.0">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="ie=edge">
    <title>Document</title>
</head>
<body>
    <h1>Hi, shouts.dev readers</h1>
    <p>Thanks for registering on our website.</p>
</body>
</html>

Create Route

Now we'll create routes so that we can access in our view file. So, put the below route in web.php file.

routes/web.php
<?php

use App\Http\Controllers\SenMailController;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;

Route::get('/', function () {
    return view('welcome');
});

Route::get('send-mail',[SenMailController::class,'sendMail']);

Configure Mailgun

At first we need to setup our mailgun credentials so that we can use our SMTP properly. So open an account on mailgun by clicking here if doesn't have an account. After login to the dashboard go to Sending → Overview and select SMTP as pointed to the below image.  

Configure Mailgun

After successfully creating the API key put all the information in .env file as below.

.env
MAIL_MAILER=smtp
MAIL_HOST=smtp.mailgun.org
MAIL_PORT=587
MAIL_USERNAME=your_smtp_username
MAIL_PASSWORD=your_smtp_password
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=tls
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS="your_mailgun_account_username"
MAIL_FROM_NAME="${APP_NAME}"

Most important thing, make sure you've whitelisted your email id's which you want to send mail using mailgun like below.

Email whitelist

And that's it our mailgun setup is ready.

Output

And finally we're ready with our setup. It's time to check our output. Now go to http://127.0.0.1:8000/send-mail, If everything goes well you'll find a below output.

 

Send Mail using Mailgun

That's it for today. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial. You can also download this tutorial from GitHub. Thanks for reading. 🙂

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