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  • By Funke Olasupo
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    Sending email has become an essential part of modern web applications. For example, they are a great way to communicate with users, when they register, when verifying registrations, and when resetting passwords.

    So in this tutorial, you will learn how to send emails in Laravel using a Gmail SMTP server.

    Prerequisites

    To follow this tutorial you need the following:

    Overview

    In certain circumstances, your local server may not send emails when using the default PHP mail() method, or it may make it quite problematic to do so. In such scenarios, using a dedicated email library, such as Symfony's Mailer component, can be a practical alternative.

    You could also use one of the many email drivers which Laravel supports, including Mailgun, Amazon SES, and Postmark, and of course, Twilio's own SendGrid. However, …

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