Multiple parts of this application require proper settings for email. This includes the verification of a newly created users email address as well as the password reset functionality. Configuring email is no absolute must but highly recommended, as some tweaks to the code have to be done otherwise. Plus, these features are quite useful.
To configure your email settings, open the
.env file at the root of your project. Under the
MAIL_ „section“ you can set any configurations you like. For development, we recommend MailTrap for a fake smtp testing server. You can set up an account for free and let MailTrap generate the .env variables for you that you can then paste into your
.env file. All mails you then send from your app will be caught by MailTrap and accessible for you via their dashboard.