How to send email with attachment in Laravel

This tutorial will show you how to send an email with a pdf attachment in the laravel 8 Application.

We will mailtrap for sending emails for testing purpose. This tutorial will teach you to step by step how to send emails with a pdf file in laravel 8.

1. Create Laravel Application

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

 

2. Configure SMTP in .env file

MAIL_MAILER=smtp
MAIL_HOST=smtp.mailtrap.io
MAIL_PORT=2525
MAIL_USERNAME=92js46368372
MAIL_PASSWORD=3938sdish
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=tls

3. Install PDF Package

composer require carlos-meneses/laravel-mpdf

 

4. Email Sending Route

use App\Http\Controllers\SendEmailController;

Route::get('send-email-with-pdf', [SendEmailController::class, 'index']);

 

5. Email Sending Blade File

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
 <title>Laravel 8 Send Email Example</title>
</head>
<body>
 
 <h1>This is test mail from Tutsmake.com</h1>
 <p>Laravel 8 send email example</p>
 
</body>
</html>

 

6. Email Sending Controller File

<?php

namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Mail;
use PDF;
 
class SendEmailController extends Controller
{
    public function sendMail(Request $request){
        $data["email"] = $request->email;
        $data["client_name"]=$request->client_name;
        $data["subject"]=$request->subject;
 
        $pdf = PDF::loadView('send-email', $data);
 
        try{
            Mail::send('mails.mail', $data, function($message)use($data,$pdf) {
            $message->to($data["email"], $data["client_name"])
            ->subject($data["subject"])
            ->attachData($pdf->output(), "invoice.pdf");
            });
        }catch(\Exception $exception){
            $this->serverstatuscode = "0";
            $this->serverstatusdes = $exception->getMessage();
        }
        if (Mail::failures()) {
             $this->statusdesc  =   "Error sending mail";
             $this->statuscode  =   "0";
 
        }else{
 
           $this->statusdesc  =   "Message sent Succesfully";
           $this->statuscode  =   "1";
        }
        return response()->json(compact('this'));
 }
}

 

7. Run Development Project

 

In this step, use this PHP artisan serve command to start your server locally:

php artisan serve

Then open a browser and fire the following URL on it:

http://127.0.0.1:8000/send-email-with-pdf

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