bogardo/mailgun

Laravel package for sending mail via the Mailgun API

v5.0.2 2016-11-13 10:59 UTC

README

A package for the Laravel Framework for sending emails using the Mailgun API. The syntax for sending emails is very similar to the Laravel Mail component.

Laravel already supports sending emails via the Mailgun API out of the box but it doesn't support Mailgun specific features.

This packages fills that gap and supports most of the mail features offered by Mailgun:

  • Open & Click tracking
  • Campaigns
  • Tags
  • Scheduled delivery
  • Batch sending
  • Custom data/headers

This package makes use of the mailgun-php library.

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Basic Example
Mailgun::send('emails.invoice', $data, function ($message) {
    $message
        ->subject('Your Invoice')
        ->to('john.doe@example.com', 'John Doe');
        ->bcc('sales@company.com')
        ->attach(storage_path('invoices/12345.pdf'))
        ->trackClicks(true)
        ->trackOpens(true)
        ->tag(['tag1', 'tag2'])
        ->campaign(2);
});

Version Compatibility

This package currently supports Laravel 5.1 and up. For older versions of Laravel please refer to older versions of this package.

Installation

Install the package via composer

composer require bogardo/mailgun

Register the ServiceProvider and (optionally) the Facade

// config/app.php

'providers' => [
    ...
    Bogardo\Mailgun\MailgunServiceProvider::class

];

...

'aliases' => [
    ...
    'Mailgun' => Bogardo\Mailgun\Facades\Mailgun::class
],

Next, publish the config file with the following artisan command.

php artisan vendor:publish --provider="Bogardo\Mailgun\MailgunServiceProvider" --tag="config"

After publishing, configure the package in config/mailgun.php.

HTTP Client Dependency

To remove the dependency for a specific HTTP client library (e.g. Guzzle) the mailgun-php library has a dependency on the virtual package php-http/client-implementation which allows you to install any supported client adapter, it does not care which one. Please refer to the documentation for more information.

This gives you the freedom to use any (supported) client for communicating with the Mailgun API. To register your driver you must register it in the Service Container with the mailgun.client key.

The registration must occur before the MailgunServiceProvider is being registered.

Guzzle 6 example implementation

Install the dependencies:

$ composer require php-http/guzzle6-adapter

Add the following to your AppServiceProvider register() method.

$this->app->bind('mailgun.client', function() {
    $client = new \GuzzleHttp\Client([
        // your configuration
    ]);

    return new \Http\Adapter\Guzzle6\Client($client);
});



Usage

The Mailgun package offers most of the functionality as the Laravel Mail component.

The Mailgun::send() method may be used to send an e-mail message:

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->to('foo@example.com', 'John Smith')->subject('Welcome!');
});

Views

The first argument passed to the send method is the name of the view that should be used as the e-mail body. Mailgun supports 2 types of bodies: text and html. You can specify the type of body like so:

Mailgun::send(['html' => 'emails.htmlmail', 'text' => 'emails.textmail'], $data, $callback);

If you have an html body as well as a text body then you don't need to specify the type, you can just pass an array where the first item is the html view and the second item the text view.

Mailgun::send(['emails.htmlmail','emails.textmail'], $data, $callback);

When you only want to send an html body you can just pass a string.

Mailgun::send(['emails.htmlmail'], $data, $callback);

When only sending a text body, just must pass an array and specify the type.

Mailgun::send(['text' => 'emails.textmail'], $data, $callback);

Raw

If you do not want to use a template you can use the raw() method.

Mailgun::raw("This is the email body", $callback);

Data

The second argument passed to the send method is the $data array that is passed to the view.

Note: A $message variable is always passed to e-mail views, and allows the inline embedding of attachments. So, it is best to avoid passing a (custom) message variable in your view payload.

You can access the values from the $data array as variables using the array key.

Example:

$data = [
    'customer' => 'John Smith',
    'url' => 'http://laravel.com'
];

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->to('foo@example.com', 'John Smith')->subject('Welcome!');
});

View emails.welcome:

<body>
    Hi {{ $customer }},
    Please visit {{ $url }}
</body>

Which renders:

<body>
    Hi John Doe,
    Please visit http://laravel.com
</body>

Mail options

You can specify the mail options within the closure.

Recipients

The to method

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function($message) {
    $message->to('foo@example.com', 'Recipient Name');
});

The cc method

$message->cc('foo@example.com', 'Recipient Name');

The bcc method

$message->bcc('foo@example.com', 'Recipient Name');

Batch Sending

Mailgun supports the ability send to a group of recipients through a single API call. This is achieved by specifying multiple recipient email addresses as to parameters and using Recipient Variables.

Recipient Variables are custom variables that you define, which you can then reference in the message body. They give you the ability to send a custom message to each recipient while still using a single API Call.

To access a recipient variable within your email, simply reference %recipient.yourkey%.

Warning: It is important when using Batch Sending to also use Recipient Variables. This tells Mailgun to send each recipient an individual email with only their email in the to field. If they are not used, all recipients’ email addresses will show up in the to field for each recipient.

Examples
use Bogardo\Mailgun\Mail\Message;

Mailgun::send('email.batch', $data, function(Message $message){
    $message->to([
        'user1@example.com' => [
            'name' => 'User One',
            'age' => 37,
            'city' => 'New York'
        ],
        'user2@example.com' => [
            'name' => 'User Two',
            'age' => 41,
            'city' => 'London'
        ]
    ]);
});

// Or

Mailgun::send('email.batch', $data, function(Message $message){
    $message->to('user1@example.com', 'User One', [
        'age' => 37, 
        'city' => 'New York'
    ]);
    $message->to('user2@example.com', 'User Two', [
        'age' => 41,
        'city' => 'London'
    ]);
});
// resources/views/email/batch.blade.php

Hi %recipient.name%,

Age: %recipient.age%
City: %recipient.city%

Note: Mailgun limits the number of recipients per message to 1000

Sender

In the Mailgun config file you have specified the from address. If you would like, you can override this using the from method. It accepts two arguments: email and name where the name field is optional.

// with name
$message->from('foo@example.com', 'Recipient Name');

// without name
$message->from('foo@example.com');
Subject

Setting the email subject

$message->subject('Email subject');
Reply-to

Setting a reply-to address

$message->replyTo('reply@example.com', 'Helpdesk');

If the reply_to config setting is set, the reply-to will be automatically set for all messages You can overwrite this value by adding it to the message as displayed in the example.

Attachments

To add an attachment to the email you can use the attach method. You can add multiple attachments.

The attach method accepts 2 arguments:

  • $path | The path to the image
  • $name | (optional) The remote name of the file (attachment is renamed server side)
$message->attach($path, $name);

Embedding Inline Images

Embedding inline images into your e-mails is very easy. In your view you can use the embed method and pass it the path to the file. This will return a CID (Content-ID) which will be used as the source for the image. You can add multiple inline images to your message.

The embed method accepts 2 arguments:

  • $path | The path to the image
  • $name | (optional) The remote name of the file (attachment is renamed server side)
<body>
    <img src="{{ $message->embed($path, 'rename.png'); }}">
</body>

Example

Input
$data = [
    'img' => 'assets/img/example.png',
    'otherImg' => 'assets/img/foobar.jpg'
];

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
I   $message->to('foo@example.com', 'Recipient Name');
});
<body>
    <img src="{{ $message->embed($img) }}">
    <img src="{{ $message->embed($otherImg, 'custom_name.jpg') }}">
</body>
Output
<body>
    <img src="cid:example.png">
    <img src="cid:custom_name.jpg">
</body>

The $message variable is always passed to e-mail views by the Mailgun class.

Scheduling

Mailgun provides the ability to set a delivery time for emails up to 3 days in the future. To do this you can make use of the later method. While messages are not guaranteed to arrive at exactly at the requested time due to the dynamic nature of the queue, Mailgun will do it's best.

The later method works the same as the (default) send method but it accepts 1 extra argument. The extra argument is the amount of seconds (minutes, hours or days) from now the message should be send.

If the specified time exceeds the 3 day limit it will set the delivery time to the maximum of 3 days.

To send an email in 60 seconds from now you can do the following:

Mailgun::later(60, 'emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->to('foo@example.com', 'John Smith')->subject('Welcome!');
});

When passing a string or integer as the first argument, it will interpret it as seconds. You can also specify the time in minutes, hours or days by passing an array where the key is the type and the value is the amount. For example, sending in 5 hours from now:

Mailgun::later(['hours' => 5], 'emails.welcome', $data, function($message) {
    $message->to('foo@example.com', 'John Smith')->subject('Welcome!');
});

You can also pass a DateTime or Carbon date object.

Tagging

Sometimes it’s helpful to categorize your outgoing email traffic based on some criteria, perhaps for separate signup emails, password recovery emails or for user comments. Mailgun lets you tag each outgoing message with a custom tag. When you access the reporting page within the Mailgun control panel you can filter by those tags.

Warning: A single message may be marked with up to 3 tags. Maximum tag name length is 128 characters.

Mailgun allows you to have only limited amount of tags. You can have a total of 4000 unique tags.

To add a Tag to your email you can use the tag method.

You can add a single tag to an email by providing a string.

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->tag('myTag');
});

To add multiple tags to an email you can pass an array of tags. (Max 3)

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->tag(['Tag1', 'Tag2', 'Tag3']);
});

If you pass more than 3 tags to the tag method it will only use the first 3, the others will be ignored.

Campaigns

If you want your emails to be part of a campaign you created in Mailgun, you can add the campaign to a message with the campaign method. This method accepts a single ID string or an array of ID's (with a maximum of 3)

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->campaign('my_campaign_id');
    //or
    $message->campaign(['campaign_1', 'campaign_2', 'campaign_3']);
});

Tracking Clicks

Toggle clicks tracking on a per-message basis. Has higher priority than domain-level setting.

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->trackClicks(true);
    //or
    $message->trackClicks(false);
});

Tracking Opens

Toggle opens tracking on a per-message basis. Has higher priority than domain-level setting.

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->trackOpens(true);
    //or
    $message->trackOpens(false);
});

DKIM

Enable/disable DKIM signatures on per-message basis. (see Mailgun Docs)

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->dkim(true);
    // or
    $message->dkim(false);
});

Testmode

You can send messages in test mode. When you do this, Mailgun will accept the message but will not send it. This is useful for testing purposes.

Note: You are charged for messages sent in test mode.

To enabled testmode for all emails set the testmode option in the config file to true.

To enabled/disable testmode on a per message basis:

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->testmode(true);
    // or
    $message->testmode(false);
});

Alternative

Set the endpoint to Mailgun's Postbin. A Postbin is a web service that allows you to post data, which is then displayed through a browser. This allows you to quickly determine what is actually being transmitted to Mailgun's API.

Step 1 - Create a new Postbin.

Go to http://bin.mailgun.net. The Postbin will generate a special URL. Save that URL.

Step 2 - Configure the Mailgun client for using Postbin.

Tip: The bin id will be the URL part after bin.mailgun.net. It will be random generated letters and numbers. For example, the bin id in this URL, http://bin.mailgun.net/aecf68de, is "aecf68de".

In your config/mailgun.php, change the following

'api' => [
    'endpoint' => 'api.mailgun.net',
    'version' => 'v3',
    'ssl' => true
],

to:

'api' => [
    'endpoint' => 'bin.mailgun.net',
    'version' => 'abc1de23', // your Bin ID
    'ssl' => false
],

Now, all requests will be posted to the specified Postbin where you can review its contents.

Header

Add a custom header to your message

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->header($name, $value);
});

Data

Add custom data to your message

Mailgun::send('emails.welcome', $data, function ($message) {
    $message->data($key, $value);
});



Dependency Injection

All the examples in this document are using the Mailgun facade. The Mailgun service is registered in the Container as mailgun but you can also use the Interface Bogardo\Mailgun\Contracts\Mailgun for dependency injection in your app.

Example

namespace App\Http\Controllers;

class CustomController extends Controller
{

    /**
     * @var \Bogardo\Mailgun\Contracts\Mailgun
     */
    protected $mailgun;

    /**
     * @param \Bogardo\Mailgun\Contracts\Mailgun $mailgun
     */
    public function __construct(\Bogardo\Mailgun\Contracts\Mailgun $mailgun)
    {
        $this->mailgun = $mailgun;
    }

    public function index()
    {
        $this->mailgun->send($view, $data, $callback);
    }
}



Mailing lists

You can programmatically create mailing lists using Mailgun Mailing List API. A mailing list is a group of members (recipients) which itself has an email address, like developers@example.com. This address becomes an ID for this mailing list.

When you send a message to developers@example.com, all members of the list will receive a copy of it.

Complete support of the Mailing List API is not included in this package. Though, you can communicate with the API using this package which should give you all the flexibility you need.

Some examples

For a full overview of all the available endpoints and the accepted parameters
please review the Official API Documentation

Get all lists (paginated)
Mailgun::api()->get("lists/pages");
Get a list by address
Mailgun::api()->get("lists/{$list}");
Create a new list
Mailgun::api()->post("lists", [
    'address'      => 'developers@example.com',
    'name'         => 'Developers',
    'description'  => 'Developers Mailing List',
    'access_level' => 'readonly'
]);
Update a member of a list
Mailgun::api()->put("lists/{$list}/members/{$member}", [
    'address'      => 'new-email@example.com',
    'name'         => 'John Doe',
    'vars'         => json_encode(['age' => 35, 'country' => 'US']),
    'subscribed'   => 'no'
]);

Again, for a full overview of all the available endpoints and the accepted parameters
please review the Official API Documentation



OptInHandler

Utility for generating and validating an OptIn hash.

The typical flow for using this utility would be as follows:

Registration

  1. Recipient Requests Subscription
  2. Generate OptIn Link (with OptInHandler)
  3. Email Recipient OptIn Link

Validation

  1. Recipient Clicks OptIn Link
  2. Validate OptIn Link (with OptInHandler)
  3. Subscribe User
Example
$secretKey   = 'a_very_secret_key';

Registration

$listaddress = 'mailinglist@example.com';
$subscriber  = 'recipient@example.com';

$hash = Mailgun::optInHandler()->generateHash($listaddress, $secretKey, $subscriber);

var_dump($hash);
string 'eyJoIjoiODI2YWQ0OTRhNzkxMmZkYzI0MGJjYjM2MjFjMzAyY2M2YWQxZTY5MyIsInAiOiJleUp5SWpvaWNtVmphWEJwWlc1MFFHVjRZVzF3YkdVdVkyOXRJaXdpYkNJNkltMWhhV3hwYm1kc2FYTjBRR1Y0WVcxd2JHVXVZMjl0SW4wPSJ9' (length=180)

Validation

$result = Mailgun::optInHandler()->validateHash($secretKey, $hash);

var_dump($result);
array (size=2)
    'recipientAddress' => string 'recipient@example.com' (length=21)
    'mailingList' => string 'mailinglist@example.com' (length=23)

// Subscribe the user to the mailinglist
Mailgun::api()->post("lists/{$result['mailingList']}/members", [
    'address' => $result['recipientAddress'],
    'subscribed' => 'yes'
]);



Email Validation

Mailgun offers an email validation service which checks an email address on the following:

  • Syntax checks (RFC defined grammar)
  • DNS validation
  • Spell checks
  • Email Service Provider (ESP) specific local-part grammar (if available).

Single address

Validation a single address:

Mailgun::validator()->validate("foo@bar.com");

The validate method returns the following object:

stdClass Object
(
    [address] => foo@bar.com
    [did_you_mean] => 
    [is_valid] => 1
    [parts] => stdClass Object
        (
            [display_name] => 
            [domain] => bar.com
            [local_part] => foo
        )

)

It will also try to correct typo's:

Mailgun::validator()->validate("foo@gmil.com")

returns:

stdClass Object
(
    [address] => foo@gmil.com
    [did_you_mean] => foo@gmail.com
    [is_valid] => 1
    [parts] => stdClass Object
        (
            [display_name] => 
            [domain] => gmil.com
            [local_part] => foo
        )

)

Multiple addresses

To validate multiple addresses you can use the parse method.

This parses a delimiter separated list of email addresses into two lists: parsed addresses and unparsable portions. The parsed addresses are a list of addresses that are syntactically valid (and optionally have DNS and ESP specific grammar checks) the unparsable list is a list of characters sequences that the parser was not able to understand. These often align with invalid email addresses, but not always. Delimiter characters are comma (,) and semicolon (;).

The parse method accepts two arguments:

  • addresses: An array of addresses or a delimiter separated string of addresses
  • syntaxOnly: Perform only syntax checks or DNS and ESP specific validation as well. (true by default)

Syntax only validation:

$addresses = 'Alice <alice@example.com>,bob@example.com,example.com';
//or
$addresses = [
    'Alice <alice@example.com>',
    'bob@example.com',
    'example.com'
];

Mailgun::validator()->parse($addresses);

returns:

stdClass Object
(
    [parsed] => Array
        (
            [0] => Alice <alice@example.com>
            [1] => bob@example.com
        )

    [unparseable] => Array
        (
            [0] => example.com
        )

)

Validation including DNS and ESP validation:

$addresses = 'Alice <alice@example.com>,bob@example.com,example.com';
Mailgun::validator()->parse($addresses, false);

returns:

stdClass Object
(
    [parsed] => Array
        (
        )

    [unparseable] => Array
        (
            [0] => Alice <alice@example.com>
            [1] => bob@example.com
            [2] => example.com
        )

)



License

The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.