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Laravel Mail::send() sending to multiple to or bcc addresses

Posted by: admin November 29, 2017 Leave a comment

Questions:

I can’t seem to successfully send to multiple addresses when using Laravel’s Mail::send() callback, the code does however work when I only specify one recipient.

I’ve tried chaining:

// for example
$emails = array("[email protected]", "[email protected]");
$input = Input::all();

Mail::send('emails.admin-company', array('body' => Input::get('email_body')), 
function($message) use ($emails, $input) {
    $message
    ->from('[email protected]', 'Administrator')
    ->subject('Admin Subject');

        foreach ($emails as $email) {
            $message->to($email);
        }
});

and passing an array:

// for example
$emails = array("[email protected]", "[email protected]");
$input = Input::all();

Mail::send('emails.admin-company', array('body' => Input::get('email_body')), 
    function($message) use ($emails, $input) {
        $message
        ->from('[email protected]', 'Administrator')
        ->subject('Admin Subject');

        $message->to($emails);
});

but neither seem to work and I get failure messages when returning Mail::failures(), a var_dump() of Mail::failures() shows the email addresses that I tried to send to, for example:

array(2) {
  [0]=>
  string(18) "[email protected]"
  [1]=>
  string(18) "[email protected]"
}

Clearly doing something wrong, would appreciate any help as I’m not understanding the API either: http://laravel.com/api/4.2/Illuminate/Mail/Message.html#method_to

I realise I could put the Mail::send() method in a for/foreach loop and Mail::send() for each email address, but this doesn’t appear to me to be the optimal solution, I was hoping I would also be able to ->bcc() to all addresses once everything was working so the recipients wouldn’t see who else the mail is being sent to.

Answers:

I’ve tested it using the following code:

$emails = ['[email protected]', '[email protected]','[email protected]'];

Mail::send('emails.welcome', [], function($message) use ($emails)
{    
    $message->to($emails)->subject('This is test e-mail');    
});
var_dump( Mail:: failures());
exit;

Result – empty array for failures.

But of course you need to configure your app/config/mail.php properly. So first make sure you can send e-mail just to one user and then test your code with many users.

Moreover using this simple code none of my e-mails were delivered to free mail accounts, I got only emails to inboxes that I have on my paid hosting accounts, so probably they were caught by some filters (it’s maybe simple topic/content issue but I mentioned it just in case you haven’t received some of e-mails) .

Questions:
Answers:

If you want to send emails simultaneously to all the admins, you can do something like this:

In your .env file add all the emails as comma separated values:

[email protected],[email protected],[email protected]

so when you going to send the email just do this (yes! the ‘to’ method of message builder instance accepts an array):

So,

$to = explode(',', env('ADMIN_EMAILS'));

and…

$message->to($to);

will now send the mail to all the admins.

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Answers:

the accepted answer does not work any longer with laravel 5.3 because mailable tries to access ->email and results in

ErrorException in Mailable.php line 376: Trying to get property of
non-object

a working code for laravel 5.3 is this:

$users_temp = explode(',', '[email protected],[email protected]');
    $users = [];
    foreach($users_temp as $key => $ut){
      $ua = [];
      $ua['email'] = $ut;
      $ua['name'] = 'test';
      $users[$key] = (object)$ua;
    }
 Mail::to($users)->send(new OrderAdminSendInvoice($o));

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Answers:

This works great – i have access to the request object and the email array

        $emails = ['[email protected]', '[email protected]'];
        Mail::send('emails.lead', ['name' => $name, 'email' => $email, 'phone' => $phone], function ($message) use ($request, $emails)
        {
            $message->from('[email protected]', 'Joe Smoe');
//            $message->to( $request->input('email') );
            $message->to( $emails);
            //Add a subject
            $message->subject("New Email From Your site");
        });

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Answers:

it works for me fine,
if you a have string, then simply explode it first.

$emails = array();

Mail::send('emails.maintenance',$mail_params, function($message) use ($emails) {
    foreach ($emails as $email) {
        $message->to($email);
    }

    $message->subject('My Email');
});