Sending plaintext emails in Laravel without a Mailable

February 2, 2021

Sometimes you just want to send a simple email from within a Laravel controller or somewhere else, without having to create a whole "mailable" class.

In these cases, you can use the Mail::raw method:

use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Mail;

Mail::raw('Hello there!', function ($message) {
    $message->from('mail@example.com', 'From Name');
    $message->to('recipient@gmail.com');
    $message->subject('You’ve got mail');
});

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