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Laravel Send Mail From Localhost

Last updated on December 29, 2020 by

In this tutorial, we will learn Laravel mail send from Localhost like XAMPP, WAMP, MAMP, AMPPS. Testing is very essentials to build a high-quality product. Often, the developer wants to test the mail functionality before it passed to the QA phase.

We were developing a Laravel & Angular based CRM for a client who always demanding a pixel perfect & high-quality thing. So every-time he wants to see each & every functionality that we developed and if he doesn’t like it then he suggests lots of change. So to provide him a proof we need to implement the Localhost Laravel mail sending mechanism with some tool available like https://mailtrap.io/

Let’s start. We are preassuming that you already have a Laravel project set up on your machine either it’s a fresh installation or an existing Laravel application.

Laravel Send Mail From Localhost

01 Create Mail With Markdown Mailables

Markdown mailable is pre-built templates and components of mail notifications. So you don’t need to write separate HTML for a mail template.

Now, open your command-line tool and navigate it to the directory, our is laravel-demos where your project installed. We are using Git Bash as a command-line tool, you can use your own or you can install Git Bash from here as per your OS: https://git-scm.com/downloads

Run the following command:

php artisan make:mail OrderShipped --markdown=emails.orders.shipped

Once you execute the above-mentioned command, your mail class will be created with the name of OrderShipped inside App\Mail\OrderShipped.php.

With this, a view file also created into the resources\views\emails\orders\shipped.blade.php

You are now done with creating Markdown Mailable. Moreover, If you want to customize all the pre-built mail template component then run the following command:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag=laravel-mail

After executing the above-mentioned command, all the Mail components are published and copied to the \resources\views\vendor\mail path. Let’s move forward.

02 Add Credentials In .env File From Mailtrap

Mailtrap is an online free tool that provides safe email testing for Staging & Development. It is used to inspect and debug your email samples before delivering them to your customers.

If you have not existing account on Mailtrap then please create your account and then resume the tutorial from here.

After creating account and activating your account. You will see the following screen.

laravel send mail from localhost

You need to select your provider from the Integration dropdown to get the credential. We are integrating Mailtrap in Laravel so we need to select Laravel and credentials will be visible as shown in the screenshot. Copy those credential and add those in your .env file like below:


Also, don’t forget to add 'MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS' email address and run the following command to wipe the config cache.

php artisan config:clear

03 Register Route In routes/web.php

Open the routes/web.php file to add or register a new route. You can create routes as per your Controller and Method. Here, we have MailController, and in that, we have a sendMail() method. So now our route will look like as below:

Route::get('send-mail', 'MailController@sendMail')->name('send.mail');

04 Create Controller

Now, create a controller. You can create it by copying any other controller file or run the following command in your command-line tool.

php artisan make:controller MailController

After running the above command a new file has been created into your app/Http/Controllers/MailController.php

Open the controller file and write down the following code into it.



namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use App\Mail\OrderShipped;
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Mail;

class MailController extends Controller
   public function sendMail()
        Mail::to('john.doe@gmail.com')->send(new OrderShipped());

Now access the URL /send-mail and It will successfully send the email. Let’s verify it.

Go to the https://mailtrap.io/ and Login with your username and password. If it’s not directly take you to the Mail inbox then click on inbox link. You will see the something like below:

laravel mail send from xampp, mamp, wamp, ampps

Hurray! Drum the roll.

In the same way, you can also set up other Mail providers like Mailgun, Sendgrid, Mandrill, Mailchimp, etc. to send the mail from Localhost in Laravel.

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That’s it for now. We hope this article helped in Laravel send mail from Localhost.

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