Laravel - Mocking - Mail Fake

You may use the Mail facade's fake method to prevent mail from being sent. Typically, sending mail is unrelated to the code you are actually testing. Most likely, it is sufficient to simply assert that Laravel was instructed to send a given mailable.

After calling the Mail facade's fake method, you may then assert that mailables were instructed to be sent to users and even inspect the data the mailables received:


If you are queueing mailables for delivery in the background, you should use the assertQueued method instead of assertSent:


You may pass a closure to the assertSent, assertNotSent, assertQueued, or assertNotQueued methods in order to assert that a mailable was sent that passes a given "truth test". If at least one mailable was sent that passes the given truth test then the assertion will be successful:

    Mail::assertSent(function (OrderShipped $mail) use ($order) {
        return $mail->order->id === $order->id;

When calling the Mail facade's assertion methods, the mailable instance accepted by the provided closure exposes helpful methods for examining the recipients of the mailable:

    Mail::assertSent(OrderShipped::class, function ($mail) use ($user) {
        return $mail->hasTo($user->email) &&
               $mail->hasCc('...') &&

You may have noticed that there are two methods for asserting that mail was not sent: assertNotSent and assertNotQueued. Sometimes you may wish to assert that no mail was sent or queued. To accomplish this, you may use the assertNothingOutgoing and assertNotOutgoing methods:

    Mail::assertNotOutgoing(function (OrderShipped $mail) use ($order) {
        return $mail->order->id === $order->id;