Laravel 8 Send Email with PDF Attachment Tutorial

Laravel 8 Send Email with PDF Attachment Tutorial

Generate pdf using pdf library and send as attachment laravel 8. In this tutorial, we will show you how to send email with pdf attachment in laravel 8 app.

As well as learn how to generate or create pdf in laravel 8 app using PDF library.

Laravel 8 provide mail class for send email. So, we would like to show you send an email in laravel 8. As well as how to implement sending emails in laravel 8 using a mailable example.

Note that, you can use several SMTP drivers details (Mailgun, Postmark, Amazon SES, and sendmail) in .env file for sending email in laravel 8.

This tutorial will teach you to step by step on how to sending emails with pdf file in laravel 8.

How to Send PDF Attachment in Email/Mail using Laravel 8 Apps

  • Step 1 – Install Laravel 8 App
  • Step 2 – Configuration SMTP in .env
  • Step 3 – Install PDF Library
  • Step 4 – Add Email Send Route
  • Step 5 – Create Directory And Blade View
  • Step 6 – Create Email Controller
  • Step 7 – Run Development Server

Step 1 – Install Laravel 8 App

In this step, use the following command to install or download laravel 8 application:

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

Step 2 – Configuration SMTP in .env

In this step, you need to configure smtp details in .env file like following:

MAIL_USERNAME=Add your user name here
MAIL_PASSWORD=Add your password here

Note that:- If you are sending a mail using Gmail you have to allow non-secure apps to access Gmail you can do this by going to your Gmail settings here.

Once less secure apps are enabled; now you can use your Gmail for sending the emails.

Step 3 – Install PDF Library

In next step, execute the following command on terminal to install PDF package to generate PDF. In this tutorial i will use niklasravnsborg/laravel-pdf pckage to generate pdf. So run following command to install it:

composer require niklasravnsborg/laravel-pdf

To start using Laravel, add the Service Provider and the Facade to your config/app.php:


'providers' => [
	// ...
'aliases' => [
	// ...
	'PDF' => niklasravnsborg\LaravelPdf\Facades\Pdf::class

Now, execute the following command on terminal to publish package’s config file to your config directory by using following command:

php artisan vendor:publish

Step 4 – Add Send Email Route

In this step, open /web.php, so navigate to routes directory. And then add the following routes for send email:

use App\Http\Controllers\SendEmailController;

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

Step 5 – Create Directory And Blade View

In this step, create directory name test inside resources/views directory. Then create an test.blade.php blade view file inside resources/views/ directory. And update the following code into it:

<!DOCTYPE html>
 <title>Laravel 8 Send Email Example</title>

 <h1>This is test mail from</h1>
 <p>Laravel 8 send email example</p>


Step 6 – Create Send Email Controller

In this step, use the following command to create controller name SendEmailController:

php artisan make:controller SendEmailController

Then navigate to app/Http/Controllers directory and open SendEmailController.php. Then update the following code into it:


namespace App\Http\Controllers;

use Illuminate\Http\Request;

use Mail;

use PDF;

class SendEmailController extends Controller
    public function sendmail(Request $request){

        $pdf = PDF::loadView('test', $data);

            Mail::send('mails.mail', $data, function($message)use($data,$pdf) {
            $message->to($data["email"], $data["client_name"])
            ->attachData($pdf->output(), "invoice.pdf");
        }catch(JWTException $exception){
            $this->serverstatuscode = "0";
            $this->serverstatusdes = $exception->getMessage();
        if (Mail::failures()) {
             $this->statusdesc  =   "Error sending mail";
             $this->statuscode  =   "0";


           $this->statusdesc  =   "Message sent Succesfully";
           $this->statuscode  =   "1";
        return response()->json(compact('this'));

Step 7 – Run Development Server

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

php artisan serve

Then open browser and fire the following URL on it:


Laravel 8 send an emailwith pdf example, you have learned how to create a mailable class and send pdf with email in laravel 8. And using this class on how to send emails in laravel 8.

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