How to configure Laravel mail php to use built-in mail function

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I need to send an email via the mail() PHP function. I've read somewhere that I have to change driver parameter in config/mail.php to sendmail.

By default, it looks like this:

'driver' => env('MAIL_DRIVER', 'smtp'),

Now, it looks like this:

'driver' => 'sendmail',

Also tried this:

'driver' => 'mail',

But still, the mail() function doesn't work. What do I need to change?

Dec 3, 2020 in Laravel by kartik
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Hello,

To do the same as mail() PHP function does, in most cases you should configure Laravel in the following way:

Use sendmail, at .env:

MAIL_DRIVER=sendmail

Host, user, password, port and encryption are not needed.

At this point, you may check if it already works, but sometimes the next step is also needed.

Set a new .env option in config/mail.php:

'sendmail' => env('MAIL_SENDMAIL', '/usr/sbin/sendmail -bs')

Set the sendmail path in .env. You can check sendmail_path at phpinfo(), but it's usually this one:

MAIL_SENDMAIL='/usr/sbin/sendmail -t -i'
answered Dec 3, 2020 by Niroj
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