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Send Emails In Laravel 8 Using Gmail's SMTP Server

Sending email has become an essential part of modern web applications. For example, they are a great way to communicate with users, when they register, when verifying registrations, and when resetting passwords.

So in this tutorial, you will learn how to send emails in Laravel using a Gmail SMTP server.

Overview

In certain circumstances, your local server may not send emails when using the default PHP mail() method, or it may make it quite problematic to do so. In such scenarios, using a dedicated email library, such as Symfony's Mailer component, can be a practical alternative.

You could also use one of the many email drivers which Laravel supports, including Mailgun, Amazon SES, and Postmark, and of course, Twilio's own SendGrid. However, in this tutorial, you'll learn how to configure Laravel to send emails using Gmail's SMTP server instead.

You're going to create an API for newsletter subscriptions. The user will subscribe to the newsletter by submitting their email address. After doing so, their email address will be stored in the database, and they are sent a “Thank you for subscribing” mail.....Read More

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