Mail driver that saves sent mail to disk.
Latest commit e305fd6 Aug 23, 2016 @themsaid committed on GitHub Merge pull request #17 from hosmelq/master
Laravel 5.3 support

Laravel Mail Preview Driver

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This package introduces a new preview mail driver for laravel, when selected it will produce the content of the sent mail and save it as .html & .eml documents.


Begin by installing the package through Composer. Run the following command in your terminal:

composer require themsaid/laravel-mail-preview

Once composer is done, add the package service provider in the providers array in config/app.php:


Then publish the config file:

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Themsaid\MailPreview\MailPreviewServiceProvider"

Finally, change MAIL_DRIVER to preview in your .env file:


How it works

On every email sent a .html & a .eml documents will be generated in storage/email-previews with a name that includes the first receiver and the subject:


You can open the .html file in a web browser, or open the .eml file in your default email client to have a realistic look at the final output.

Preview in a web browser

When you open the .html file in a web browser you'll be able to see how your email will look like, however there might be some differences that varies from an email client to another.

At the beginning of the generated file you'll find a HTML comment with all the message info:

From:{"":"Acme HQ"},
to:{"":"Jack Black"},
cc:[{"":"Acme Finance"}, {"":"Acme Management"}],
subject:Invoice #000234

Package Configurations

From the configuration file you'll be able to change the previews output location as well as the maximum life time for keeping previews, after this time old previews will get removed.