Artisan tinker is a wonderful command-line helper to run any simple code. I was often using it to test simple things like if there is any data in Eloquent model or something like that. But today I realised it’s much more powerful. So when faced the task of testing if Mailgun is working for one of the clients – here’s how it looked.
- SSH into the server
- Run php artisan tinker
- Run Laravel code – Mail::send() with any simple view
This is how it looked in “real life”.
So the attempt failed – apparently I had unactivated account. After doing the activation, I ran the command again, and there we go.
And received an email to the inbox with a beautiful “Be right back” 503 template.
That’s it, a quick tip – hopefully helpful!