Manage Mailcoach and MailChimp newsletters in Laravel

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This package provides an easy way to integrate subscriptions to email lists of various email services.

Currently this package support:

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You can install this package via Composer using:

composer require spatie/laravel-newsletter

To publish the config file to config/newsletter.php run:

php artisan vendor:publish --tag="newsletter-config"

This will publish a file newsletter.php in your config directory with the following contents:

return [

     * The driver to use to interact with MailChimp API.
     * You may use "log" or "null" to prevent calling the
     * API directly from your environment.
    'driver' => env('NEWSLETTER_DRIVER', Spatie\Newsletter\Drivers\MailcoachDriver::class),

     * These arguments will be given to the driver.
    'driver_arguments' => [
        'api_key' => env('NEWSLETTER_API_KEY'),

        'endpoint' => env('NEWSLETTER_ENDPOINT'),

     * The list name to use when no list name is specified in a method.
    'default_list_name' => 'subscribers',

    'lists' => [

         * This key is used to identify this list. It can be used
         * as the listName parameter provided in the various methods.
         * You can set it to any string you want and you can add
         * as many lists as you want.
        'subscribers' => [

             * When using the Mailcoach driver, this should be the Email list UUID
             * which is displayed in the Mailcoach UI
             * When using the MailChimp driver, this should be a MailChimp list id.
            'id' => env('NEWSLETTER_LIST_ID'),

Using Mailcoach

To let this package work with Mailcoach, you need to install the Mailcoach SDK.

composer require spatie/mailcoach-sdk-php

Next, you must provide values for the API key, endpoint and in the config file. You'll find the API key and endpoint in the Mailcoach settings screen. The value for must be the UUID of an email list on Mailcoach. You'll find this value on the settings screen of an email list

Using MailChimp

To use MailChimp, install this extra package.

composer require drewm/mailchimp-api

The driver key of the newsletter config file must be set to Spatie\Newsletter\Drivers\MailChimpDriver::class.

Next, you must provide values for the API key and You'll find these values in the MailChimp UI.

The endpoint config value must be set to null.


After you've installed the package and filled in the values in the config-file working with this package will be a breeze. All the following examples use the facade. Don't forget to import it at the top of your file.

use Spatie\Newsletter\Facades\Newsletter;

Subscribing, updating and unsubscribing

Subscribing an email address can be done like this:

use Newsletter;


Let's unsubscribe someone:


For Mailcoach, you can pass extra attributes as the second argument:

Newsletter::subscribe('', ['first_name' => 'Rince', 'last_name' => 'Wind']);

For MailChimp you can pass merge variables as the second argument:

Newsletter::subscribe('', ['FNAME'=>'Rince', 'LNAME'=>'Wind']);

You can subscribe someone to a specific list by passing a list name:

Newsletter::subscribe('', listName: 'subscribers');

That third argument is the name of a list you configured in the config file.

You can also subscribe and/or update someone. The person will be subscribed or updated if he/she is already subscribed:

Newsletter::subscribeOrUpdate('', ['first_name' => 'Rince', 'last_name' => 'Wind']);

For MailChimp, You can subscribe someone to one or more specific group(s)/interest(s) by using the fourth argument:

   ['interests'=>['interestId'=>true, 'interestId'=>true]],

Simply add false if you want to remove someone from a group/interest.

Here's how to unsubscribe someone from a specific list:

Newsletter::unsubscribe('', 'subscribers');

Deleting subscribers

Deleting is not the same as unsubscribing. Unlike unsubscribing, deleting a member will result in the loss of all history (add/opt-in/edits) as well as removing them from the list. In most cases, you want to use unsubscribe instead of delete.

Here's how to perform a delete:


Getting subscriber info

You can get information on a subscriber by using the getMember function:


For MailCoach, this will return an instance of Spatie\Mailcoach\Resources|Subscriber For MailChimp, this will return an array with information on the subscriber.

If there's no one subscribed with that e-mail address the function will return false

There's also a convenient method to check if someone is already subscribed:

Newsletter::hasMember(''); //returns a boolean

In addition to this, you can also check if a user is subscribed to your list:

Newsletter::isSubscribed(''); //returns a boolean

Need something else?

If you need more functionality you get an instance of the underlying API with

$api = Newsletter::getApi();

If you're having trouble getting the MailChimp integration, you can see the last error with:



Run the tests with:



Please see CHANGELOG for more information on what has changed recently.


Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


If you discover any security-related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.



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