Mail: Laravel 11 Send Email using Queue

Websolutionstuff | Apr-12-2024 | Categories : Laravel PHP

In this guide, we'll see how to send email using a queue in laravel 11. Here we'll see the concept of queue with mail in the laravel 11. Laravel provides a clean, simple email by Symfony Mailer. Laravel and Symfony Mailer provide drivers for sending email via SMTP, Mailgun, Postmark, and Amazon SES.

Laravel queues provide a unified queueing API across a variety of different queue backends, such as Amazon SQSRedis, or even a relational database.

Laravel queue configuration options are stored in your application's config/queue.php configuration file. In this file, you will find connection configurations for each of the queue drivers

Table of Contents:

Step 1: Install Laravel 11 Application

Step 2: Queue Configuration

Step 3: Make Mail Configuration

Step 4: Create Mail Class

Step 5: Create Controller

Step 6: Create Routes

Step 7: Create Blade View

Step 8: Run the Laravel 11 Application


Step 1: Install Laravel 11 Application

In this step, we'll install a Laravel 11 application, and execute the following composer command:

composer create-project laravel/laravel laravel-11-send-queue-email


Step 2: Queue Configuration

Now, open the .env file, and update the QUEUE_CONNECTION to the database.



Then, we'll create a migration table for the queue using the following command.

php artisan make:queue-table

Next, migrate the table into the database using the following command.

php artisan migrate



Step 3: Make Mail Configuration

Then configure mail into the .env file including MAIL_HOST, MAIL_PORT, MAIL_USERNAME, and MAIL_PASSWORD. Here, we're using Mailtrap for sending mail for testing purposes.

[email protected]


Step 4: Create Mail Class

To create a mail class named sendTestMail for sending emails, run the following command:

php artisan make:mail sendTestMail


namespace App\Mail;
use Illuminate\Bus\Queueable;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Queue\ShouldQueue;
use Illuminate\Mail\Mailable;
use Illuminate\Mail\Mailables\Content;
use Illuminate\Mail\Mailables\Envelope;
use Illuminate\Queue\SerializesModels;
class sendTestMail extends Mailable
    use Queueable, SerializesModels;
     * Create a new message instance.
    public function __construct(public $mailData)
     * Get the message envelope.
    public function envelope(): Envelope
        return new Envelope(
            subject: 'Testing Email using Queue',
     * Get the message content definition.
    public function content(): Content
        return new Content(
            view: 'emails.sendTestMail'
     * Get the attachments for the message.
     * @return array
    public function attachments(): array
        return [];


Step 5: Create Controller

In this step, we'll create a TestEmailController with an index() method. Inside this method, we'll write code to send an email using a queue to a specified email address.

php artisan make:controller TestEmailController


namespace App\Http\Controllers;
use Illuminate\Http\Request;
use Mail;
use App\Mail\sendTestMail;
class TestEmailController extends Controller
     * Write code on Method
     * @return response()
    public function index()
        $mailData = [
            'title' => 'Mail from Websolutionstuff',
            'body' => 'This is testing email using Queue.'
        Mail::to('[email protected]')->queue(new sendTestMail($mailData));
        dd("Email is sent successfully.");



Step 6: Create Routes

Next, let's define the routes for sending emails in the web.php file.


use Illuminate\Support\Facades\Route;
use App\Http\Controllers\TestEmailController;
Route::get('send-test-mail', [TestEmailController::class, 'index']);
Step 7: Create Blade View

Next, create a file named sendTestMail.blade.php and add HTML content for sending emails.


<!DOCTYPE html>
    <title>Mail: Laravel 11 Send Email using Queue - Websolutionstuff</title>
    <h1>{{ $mailData['title'] }}</h1>
    <p>{{ $mailData['body'] }}</p>
    <p>Lorem Ipsum is simply dummy text of the printing and typesetting industry. Lorem Ipsum has been the industry's standard dummy text ever since the 1500s, when an unknown printer took a galley of type and scrambled it to make a type specimen book.</p>
    <p>Thank you</p>
Step 8: Run the Laravel Application

To run the Laravel 11 application, execute the following command:

php artisan serve

To run the queue process, execute the following command:

php artisan queue:work


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