How to send email with Gmail SMTP in Laravel?

How to send email with Gmail SMTP in Laravel?

Hello Artisans,

Today, I'm going to show you how to send email with Gmail SMTP in Laravel? In this tutorial you will learn how to send emails with gmail smtp server in laravel? I will show a quick and simple example to send email with smtp server.

So let's get started.

Step 1: Install New Laravel Application (optional)

It's not compulsory to install a new Laravel application if you wanna use your existing project. You can simply run the following command to install a new Laravel application.

composer create-project laravel/laravel SMTPLaravel


Step 2: Enable 2-Step Verification for Your Account

You have to enable 2-step verification for your account to use gmail smtp services to send email. Just follow the mentioned image. 

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Step 3: Generate App Password

We used the “Less Secure App Access” method before, but now Google no longer supports this from May 30, 2022. You can read about it. So, you have to generate an App Password from your Google Account in security tab just after the 2-step verification option.

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Select Mail form “Select App” list and you can select any device or add your custom name also. After selection click on the Generate button. 

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You will get a generated password for your app. Copy this password.

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Read also: How to send email to multiple users in laravael

Step 4: Configure in .evn File

In this step, we will configure gmail smtp credentials in our laravel project. Open you .env file and update the mail configuration

MAIL_USERNAME=your email address
MAIL_PASSWORD=paste your newly created app password
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS=from email address
MAIL_FROM_NAME="Coders Vibe"

Step 5: Create Mailable Class

Now, you have to create a mailable class in your laravel application. Simply run the following command to create the Mailable file. 

php artisan make:mail MyMail

Update newly created file with the following code. 


namespace App\Mail;

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

class MyMail 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()
        return $this->subject('Mail from Coders Vibe')

Step 6: Create Email Template

Create your email view file to design your email template layout which you wanna send to your users. I have added some sample layout in this file. 

<!DOCTYPE html>
    <h1>{{ $details['title'] }}</h1>
    <p>{{ $details['body'] }}</p>
    <p>Thank you</p>

Step 7: Send email with Gmail SMTP

Now, you have to create a route to send an email with Gmail SMTP in your laravel application.

Route::get('send-mail', function () {
    $details = [
        'title' => 'Mail from',
        'body' => 'This is my first mail using Gmail SMTP'
    \Mail::to('[email protected]')->send(new \App\Mail\MyMail($details));
    dd("Email is Sent.");

Run your laravel application with the following command.

php artisan serve

Your application will running start on this url:

You can send email by opening following url:



In this quick tutorial you have learned, how to send email with gmail smtp in your laravel application. At the end of this article, you have know about how can you send email with gmail smtp, how to configure your google account and generate app password. You have to follow the above mentioned steps to configure gmail smtp in your laravel application. 


I hope, it will help you.

Happy Coding :)

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