Send Email with Multiple Attachments in Laravel 9 Tutorial

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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 we need to send a email using SMTP.

Inside this article we will Send Email with multiple attachments in Laravel 9 by Gmail SMTP Server. We will use Gmail server and it’s SMTP details.

We will understand about the complete concept sending emails with attachment in laravel 9. Attach any attachment file with any file extension we use attach() method of Mail class in laravel.

To get the complete concept of this article you need SMTP details.

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Let’s get started.

Laravel Installation

Open terminal and run this command to create a laravel project.

$ composer create-project laravel/laravel myblog

It will create a project folder with name myblog inside your local system.

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=465
MAIL_USERNAME="xxxyyyzzz@gmail.com"
MAIL_PASSWORD="your_password"
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=null
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS="xxxyyyzzz@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.

Create Mail Class

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

$ php artisan make:mail MyTestMail

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 file MyTestMail.php and write this 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('New Article Published in Laravel 9')
            ->view('emails.custom_template');

        // attach files
        if (count($this->details['files']) > 0) {
            foreach ($this->details['files'] as $file) {
                $this->attach($file);
            }
        }

        return $this;
    }
}

Concept

// attach files
if (count($this->details['files']) > 0) {
    foreach ($this->details['files'] as $file) {
        $this->attach($file);
    }
}

Create Mail Template

Let’s create a folder emails inside /resources/views folder. Inside this folder we will create a simple blade template file with following content.

Create a fie custom_template.blade.php inside /resources/views/emails folder. Open file and write this code into it.

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>

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

<body>
    <p>Hi Users,</p> 
    <p>Greetings!!!</p>
    <p>Hope you are doing good.</p>
    <p>{{ $details['title'] }}</p>
    <p>{{ $details['body'] }}</p>

    <p>Thank you</p>
</body>

</html>

Add Route

Assuming we have 3 different files that we need to be sent on email. Files are – an Image, a txt file and a PDF file. All these files will be stored inside /public/data folder.

Open web.php file from /routes folder. Add this route and code into it.

//...

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Mail;

//...

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

  // files from /public/data folder.
  $files = [
    public_path('data/myimage.png'),
    public_path('data/myfile.txt'),
    public_path('data/onlinewebtutorblog.pdf')
  ];

  $details = [
    'title' => 'Online Web Tutor Support Mail',
    'body' => 'This is a notification mail from support. We have published a new article in laravel 9 category.',
    'files' => $files
  ];

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

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

//...

public_path() is a laravel helper function which returns the path upto /public folder.

Application Testing

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

$ php artisan serve

URL – http://127.0.0.1:8000/send-mail

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