Send Email with Mailgun Using PHP: A Comprehensive Guide

Our comprehensive guide teaches you how to send email with Mailgun using PHP. You'll learn how to set up a Mailgun account, configure your Mailgun API.

Sure, I can help you with that. Here's a step-by-step guide to sending an email using Mailgun and PHP:

Step 1: Sign Up for Mailgun AccountFirstly, you need to sign up for a Mailgun account. You will need an email address and a credit card to sign up.

Step 2: Verify DomainAfter signing up, you will need to verify your domain. Mailgun will provide you with a DNS record that you will need to add to your domain registrar. Once you have added the DNS record, you can verify your domain by clicking the verify button in your Mailgun account.

Step 3: Install Mailgun PHP SDKTo use Mailgun with PHP, you will need to install the Mailgun PHP SDK. You can download the SDK from the Mailgun Github repository or install it using Composer.

Step 4: Get API KeyYou will need an API key to use Mailgun with PHP. You can find your API key in your Mailgun account under the "API Keys" tab. You will need to copy this key for use in your PHP script.

Step 5: Set Up PHP ScriptHere's an example PHP script that sends an email using Mailgun:

require 'vendor/autoload.php'; // Load Mailgun PHP SDK

// Set up Mailgun API client
$mgClient = Mailgun\Mailgun::create('YOUR_API_KEY');
$domain = 'YOUR_DOMAIN_NAME';

// Send email
$mgClient->messages()->send($domain, [
    'from'    => 'YOUR_EMAIL_ADDRESS',
    'to'      => 'RECIPIENT_EMAIL_ADDRESS',
    'subject' => 'Subject of the email',
    'text'    => 'Text of the email',

Make sure to replace the following placeholders with your own values:

  • YOUR_API_KEY: Your Mailgun API key
  • YOUR_DOMAIN_NAME: Your Mailgun domain name
  • YOUR_EMAIL_ADDRESS: Your email address
  • RECIPIENT_EMAIL_ADDRESS: The recipient's email address

You can also add additional parameters to the messages()->send() method to include CC, BCC, attachments, and other options.

Step 6: Test and TroubleshootOnce you have set up your PHP script, you can test it by running it on your server. If everything is set up correctly, the email should be sent successfully. If you encounter any issues, you can check the Mailgun logs in your account or consult the Mailgun documentation for troubleshooting tips.

That's it! You now know how to send an email with Mailgun using PHP.