Send Email with Multiple Attachments in Laravel 8

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Sending an email in web application is very common. Laravel provides the predefined Mail class used to send mail. We only need to use & configure it. The content of this article is very useful to understand the things that how can we send email with multiple attachments in laravel 8.

Inside this article we will Send an Email with custom email template in Laravel 8 by Gmail SMTP Server. We will use Gmail and it’s SMTP with Laravel 8.

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Laravel Installation

We will create laravel project using composer. So, please make sure your system should have composer installed. If not, may be this article will help you to Install composer in system.

Here is the command to create a laravel project-

$ composer create-project --prefer-dist laravel/laravel blog

To start the development server of Laravel –

$ php artisan serve

URL: http://127.0.0.1:8000

Assuming laravel already installed inside your system.


SMTP Configuration

To configure SMTP details, open up the file .env from application root. We will pass mail driver as gmail server, mail host, mail port, mail username, mail password.

//...

MAIL_MAILER=smtp
MAIL_HOST=smtp.gmail.com
MAIL_PORT=587
MAIL_USERNAME="mygmail@gmail.com"
MAIL_PASSWORD="mypassword"
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=tls
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS="mygmail@gmail.com"
MAIL_FROM_NAME="Online Web Tutor"
  
//...
  

Make sure you have enabled google security setting form 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 as ON.

Have a look into these images.


Add Route

Open web.php file from /routes folder. Add following into that file.

Assuming we have a folder data with few files in /public folder. Files as two Images, a PDF.

//...
use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Mail;

//...

Route::get('send-mail', function () {

    // files from /public/data folder.
    $files = [
        public_path('data/1.png'),
        public_path('data/my-image.jpg'),
        public_path('data/onlinewebtutorblog.pdf')
    ];

    $details = [
        'title' => 'Test Mail with Attachments',
        'body' => 'This is sample content we have added for this test mail with different different attachments.',
        'files' => $files
    ];

    Mail::to('send_to_email@gmail.com')->send(new \App\Mail\MyTestMail($details));

    dd("Email is Sent, please check your inbox.");
});

//...

Create Mail Class

Inside this we will create a mail class via artisan command which will be responsible for sending emails.

$ php artisan make:mail MyTestMail

When you run this command via terminal, application will creates a folder with the name of Mail inside app folder.

You should see a file MyTestMail.php inside /app/Mail folder.

Open MyTestMail.php and following code into it.

<?php

namespace App\Mail;

use Illuminate\Bus\Queueable;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Queue\ShouldQueue;
use Illuminate\Mail\Mailable;
use Illuminate\Queue\SerializesModels;

class MyTestMail extends Mailable
{
    use Queueable, SerializesModels;

    public $details;
    /**
     * Create a new message instance.
     *
     * @return void
     */
    public function __construct($details)
    {
        $this->details = $details;
    }

    /**
     * Build the message.
     *
     * @return $this
     */
    public function build()
    {
        $this->subject('Mail from Online Web Tutor')
            ->view('emails.sample-mail');

        foreach ($this->details['files'] as $file) {
            $this->attach($file);
        }

        return $this;
    }
}

Concept to Add Attachment to Mail

foreach ($this->details['files'] as $file) {
    $this->attach($file);
}

Create Email Template

Create a folder emails inside /resources/views folder. Inside this folder create a file sample-mail.blade.php

Open sample-mail.blade.php and write this code into it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

<head>
    <title>Test Mail From Online Web Tutor</title>
</head>

<body>
    <h1>{{ $details['title'] }}</h1>
    <p>{{ $details['body'] }}</p>
    <p>Thank you <br />Online Web Tutor</p>
</body>

</html>

Application Testing

Open project to terminal and type the command to start development server

$ php artisan serve

Open up the URL – http://127.0.0.1/send-mail

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