How to Send Email using Gmail in Laravel 11?

By Hardik Savani April 16, 2024 Category : Laravel

In this post, I will show you step by step how to send email using a Gmail account in laravel 11 application.

Laravel 11 provides an inbuilt mail configuration for sending emails. You can use several drivers for sending emails in laravel 11. You can use SMTP, Mailgun, Postmark, Amazon SES, and send email. Here in this example, we will use Google Gmail mailer driver for sending email.

In this tutorial, I will give you step-by-step instructions to send emails in . You can create blade file designs and also dynamic information for mail layout. So let's see a step-by-step guide and send an email to your requirement.

laravel 11 send email gmail

Step for Laravel 11 Send Email using Gmail Example

  • Step 1: Install Laravel 11
  • Step 2: Make Configuration
  • Step 3: Create Mail Class
  • Step 4: Create Controller
  • Step 5: Create Routes
  • Step 6: Create Blade View
  • Run Laravel App

Install Laravel 11

This step is not required; however, if you have not created the Laravel app, then you may go ahead and execute the below command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel example-app

Step 2: Make Configuration

In the second step, you have to add the mail configuration. Set the mail driver as "gmail", the mail host, mail port, mail username, and mail password. Laravel 11 will use these sender details for emails. You can simply add them as follows:

.env

MAIL_MAILER=smtp
MAIL_HOST=smtp.gmail.com
MAIL_PORT=465
MAIL_USERNAME=mygoogle@gmail.com
MAIL_PASSWORD=rrnnucvnqlbsl
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=tls
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS=mygoogle@gmail.com
MAIL_FROM_NAME="${APP_NAME}"

Make sure you have to enable Google security setting from your Gmail. Go to Google account and click on ‘Account’. Once you are on the ‘Account’ page, click on ‘Security’. Scroll down to the bottom and you will find ‘Less secure app access’ settings. Set it as ON.

laravel 11 mail google setting

Step 3: Create Mail Class

In this step, we will create a mail class called `DemoMail` for sending emails. Here, we will write code for which view will be called and the object of the user. So let's run the below command.

php artisan make:mail DemoMail

Now, let's update the code in the `DemoMail.php` file as follows:

app/Mail/DemoMail.php

<?php
  
namespace App\Mail;
  
use Illuminate\Bus\Queueable;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Queue\ShouldQueue;
use Illuminate\Mail\Mailable;
use Illuminate\Mail\Mailables\Content;
use Illuminate\Mail\Mailables\Envelope;
use Illuminate\Queue\SerializesModels;
  
class DemoMail extends Mailable
{
    use Queueable, SerializesModels;

    public $mailData;

    /**
     * Create a new message instance.
     */
    public function __construct($mailData)
    {
        $this->mailData = $mailData;
    }
  
    /**
     * Get the message envelope.
     */
    public function envelope(): Envelope
    {
        return new Envelope(
            subject: 'Demo Mail',
        );
    }
  
    /**
     * Get the message content definition.
     */
    public function content(): Content
    {
        return new Content(
            view: 'emails.demoMail'
        );
    }
  
    /**
     * Get the attachments for the message.
     *
     * @return array
     */
    public function attachments(): array
    {
        return [];
    }
}

Step 4: Create Controller

In this step, we will create a `MailController` with an `index()` method where we will write code to send an email to a given email address. So first, let's create the controller by executing the following command and update the code in it:

php artisan make:controller MailController

Now, update the code in the MailController file.

app/Http/Controllers/MailController.php

<?PHP
    
namespace App\Http\Controllers;
    
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Mail;
use App\Mail\DemoMail;
    
class MailController extends Controller
{
    /**
     * Write code on Method
     *
     * @return response()
     */
    public function index()
    {
        $mailData = [
            'title' => 'Mail from ItSolutionStuff.com',
            'body' => 'This is for testing email using smtp.'
        ];
           
        Mail::to('your_email@gmail.com')->send(new DemoMail($mailData));
             
        dd("Email is sent successfully.");
    }
}

Step 5: Create Routes

In this step, we need to create routes for a list of sending emails. So, open your "routes/web.php" file and add the following route.

routes/web.php

<?php
  
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
  
use App\Http\Controllers\MailController;
    
Route::get('send-mail', [MailController::class, 'index']);

Step 6: Create Blade View

In this step, we will create a blade view file and write the email that we want to send. Now, we will just write some dummy text. Create the following files in the "emails" folder.

resources/views/emails/demoMail.blade.php

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
    <title>ItsolutionStuff.com</title>
</head>
<body>
    <h1>{{ $mailData['title'] }}</h1>
    <p>{{ $mailData['body'] }}</p>
  
    <p>Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod
    tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam,
    quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo
    consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse
    cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non
    proident, sunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum.</p>
     
    <p>Thank you</p>
</body>
</html>

Run Laravel App:

All the required steps have been done, now you have to type the given below command and hit enter to run the Laravel app:

php artisan serve

Now, Go to your web browser, type the given URL and view the app output:

http://localhost:8000/send-mail

Output:

laravel 11 send email google output

I hope it can help you...

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