Email support for the Slim Framework using Twig and Swift Mailer.

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Email support for the Slim Framework using Twig and Swift Mailer. Mailable classes will massively tidy up your controller methods or routes, and will make sending email a breeze.


Licensed under MIT. Totally free for private or commercial projects.


composer require andrewdyer/slim3-mailer


Attach a new instance of Anddye\Mailer\Mailer to your applications container so it can be accessed anywhere you need. Mailer takes two arguements; an instance of Slim\Views\Twig and an optional array of SMTP settings.

$app = new Slim\App;
$container = $app->getContainer();
$container['mailer'] = function($container) {
    $twig = $container['view'];
    $mailer = new Anddye\Mailer\Mailer($twig, [
        'host'      => '',  // SMTP Host
        'port'      => '',  // SMTP Port
        'username'  => '',  // SMTP Username
        'password'  => '',  // SMTP Password
        'protocol'  => ''   // SSL or TLS
    // Set the details of the default sender
    $mailer->setDefaultFrom('', 'Webmaster');
    return $mailer;

If your application doesn't use Twig views already, you will need to also attach this to your container.

$container['view'] = function ($container) {
    $view = new Slim\Views\Twig(__DIR__ . '/../resources/views');
    $basePath = rtrim(str_ireplace('index.php', '', $container['request']->getUri()->getBasePath()), '/');
    $view->addExtension(new Slim\Views\TwigExtension($container['router'], $basePath));
    return $view;

Supported Options

Option Type Description
host string The host to connect to.
port integer The port to connect to.
username string The username to authenticate with.
password string The password to authenticate with.
protocol string The encryption method, either SSL or TLS.

Sending the Email (Basic Example)

$app->get('/', function ($request, $response) use($container) {
    $user = new stdClass;
    $user->name = 'John Doe';
    $user->email = '';
    $container['mailer']->sendMessage('emails/welcome.html.twig', ['user' => $user], function($message) use($user) {
        $message->setTo($user->email, $user->name);
        $message->setSubject('Welcome to the Team!');
    $response->getBody()->write('Mail sent!');
    return $response;


<h1>Hello {{ }}</h1>
<p>Welcome to the Team!</p>
<p>Love, Admin</p>

Sending with a Mailable

Using mailable classes are a lot more elegant than the basic usage example above. Building up the mail in a mailable class cleans up controllers and routes, making things look a more tidy and less cluttered as well as making things so much more manageable.

Mailable classes are required to extend the base Anddye\Mailer\Mailable class;

use Anddye\Mailer\Mailable;

class WelcomeMailable extends Mailable
    protected $user;
    public function __construct($user)
        $this->user = $user;
    public function build()
        $this->setSubject('Welcome to the Team!');
        $this->setView('emails/welcome.html.twig', [
            'user' => $this->user
        return $this;

Now in your controller or route, you set the recipients address and name, passing just a single argument into the sendMessage method - a new instance of the mailable class;

$app->get('/', function ($request, $response) use($container) {
    $user = new stdClass;
    $user->name = 'John Doe';
    $user->email = '';
    $container['mailer']->setTo($user->email, $user->name)->sendMessage(new WelcomeMailable($user));
    $response->getBody()->write('Mail sent!');
    return $response;


Method Description
attachFile(string $path) Path to a file to set as an attachment.
detachFile(string $path) Path to a file to remove as an attachment.
setBcc(string $address, string $name = '') Set the Bcc of the message.
setBody($body) Set the body of the message.
setCc(string $address, string $name = '') Set the Cc of the message
setDate(DateTimeInterface $dateTime) Set the date at which this message was created.
setFrom(string $address, string $name = '') Set the sender of the message.
setReplyTo(string $address, string $name = '') Set the ReplyTo of the message.
setPriority(int $priority) Set the priority of the message.
setSubject(string $subject) Set the subject of the message.
setTo(string $address, string $name = '') Set the recipent of the message.


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If you believe you have found an issue, please report it using the issue tracker, or better yet, fork the repository and submit a pull request.

If you're using this package, I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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