Sainath Krishnan Sainath Krishnan - 5 months ago 18
PHP Question

Laravel default mail not working

Im attempting to send a user activation email upon registration. I have a simple laravel site with registration and authentication. Upon registration, there are no errors, and the data is stored correctly, however the email never actually gets sent. Tried a few different examples, but I have the same problem.

This is my mail.php config file -

<?php

return array(

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Mail Driver
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| Laravel supports both SMTP and PHP's "mail" function as drivers for the
| sending of e-mail. You may specify which one you're using throughout
| your application here. By default, Laravel is setup for SMTP mail.
|
| Supported: "smtp", "mail", "sendmail"
|
*/

'driver' => 'smtp',

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| SMTP Host Address
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| Here you may provide the host address of the SMTP server used by your
| applications. A default option is provided that is compatible with
| the Postmark mail service, which will provide reliable delivery.
|
*/

'host' => 'smtp.mailgun.org',

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| SMTP Host Port
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| This is the SMTP port used by your application to delivery e-mails to
| users of your application. Like the host we have set this value to
| stay compatible with the Postmark e-mail application by default.
|
*/

'port' => 587,

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Global "From" Address
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| You may wish for all e-mails sent by your application to be sent from
| the same address. Here, you may specify a name and address that is
| used globally for all e-mails that are sent by your application.
|
*/

'from' => array('address' => 'admin@klinkon.com', 'name' => 'God'),

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| E-Mail Encryption Protocol
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| Here you may specify the encryption protocol that should be used when
| the application send e-mail messages. A sensible default using the
| transport layer security protocol should provide great security.
|
*/

'encryption' => 'tls',

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| SMTP Server Username
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| If your SMTP server requires a username for authentication, you should
| set it here. This will get used to authenticate with your server on
| connection. You may also set the "password" value below this one.
|
*/

'username' => null,

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| SMTP Server Password
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| Here you may set the password required by your SMTP server to send out
| messages from your application. This will be given to the server on
| connection so that the application will be able to send messages.
|
*/

'password' => null,

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Sendmail System Path
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| When using the "sendmail" driver to send e-mails, we will need to know
| the path to where Sendmail lives on this server. A default path has
| been provided here, which will work well on most of your systems.
|
*/

'sendmail' => '/usr/sbin/sendmail -bs',

/*
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
| Mail "Pretend"
|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
|
| When this option is enabled, e-mail will not actually be sent over the
| web and will instead be written to your application's logs files so
| you may inspect the message. This is great for local development.
|
*/

'pretend' => false,

);


And this is the logic for handling the mailer - (This is in UsersController)

public function postCreate()
{
$validator = Validator::make(Input::all(), User::$rules);

if ($validator->passes())
{
$act_code = str_random(60);
$user = new User;
$user->user_username = Input::get('user_username');
$user->user_email = Input::get('user_email');
$user->user_password = Hash::make(Input::get('user_password'));
$user->user_status = "N";
$user->user_activation_key = $act_code;
if($user->save())
{

$email_data = array(
'recipient' => $user->user_email,
'subject' => 'Activation Email'
);
$view_data = array(
'actkey' => $act_code,
);

Mail::send('emails.welcome', $view_data, function($message) use ($email_data) {
$message->to( $email_data['recipient'] )
->subject( $email_data['subject'] );
});


return Redirect::to('login')->with('message', 'Thanks for registering!');
}
}
else
{
return Redirect::to('register')->with('message', 'The following errors occurred')->withErrors($validator)->withInput();
}
}

mdg mdg
Answer

Okay, I'd give Yousef an ''Up One'' , but my reputation is not high enough (seems broken). I had EXACTLY the same issue with my ISP in connecting to their smtp server. The only way I could FINALLY get an email through using laravel was to set the 'encryption' value to nothing (ie just as in the post above). Every other combination of port-change, account-change, etc. resulted in a laravel exception. I tried using my gmail account and credentials with no luck.

The only combination of settings that finally worked was to use

'host' => 'smtp.your-domain',
'port' => 587, 
'encryption' => '',
'username' => 'Your-account@Your-domain',
'password' => 'your-password for Your-account',...