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Lesson 12 - Simple CMS in Laravel - Contact form

In the last lesson, Simple CMS in Laravel - Working with the date, we finished improving our application by creating a main page and explaining how to work with data.

On today's lesson we will develop a contact form, configure a fake SMTP server and look at how to work with emails in the Laravel framework.

Mail

Because sending emails is really inefficient in pure PHP (we would have to set different headers and encoding), Laravel offers a simple API to the popular SwiftMailer library. Its available drivers are:

  • SMTP
  • Mailgun
  • Postmark
  • Amazon SES
  • sendmail

In addition to these options, we can also use the log configuration on the local server. However, this is not exactly intuitive for testing if we want to see, for example, what the email looks like, because the result is only inserted into the logs. Therefore, let's look at the


 

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