Mailgun Namecheap Laravel

Some notes on how to setup Mailgun with Laravel 8 and Namecheap. Assuming you want to do the setup for acme.com

Mailgun

Add domain:
https://app.mailgun.com/app/sending/domains

Api Keys:
https://app.mailgun.com/app/account/security/api_keys
Copy Private API key for MAILGUN_SECRET.

Namecheap
# Host Records

Type         | Host             | Value                           | TTL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CNAME Record | email.mg         | mailgun.org.                    | Automatic
TXT Record   | mg               | v=spf1 include:mailgun.org ~all | Automatic
TXT Record   | mx._domainkey.mg | k=rsa; p=xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx  | Automatic

# Mail settings : Custom MX

Type       | Host  | Value (Mailserver) | Priority | TTL
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
MX Record  | mg    | mxa.mailgun.org.   | 10       | Automatic
MX Record  | mg    | mxb.mailgun.org.   | 10       | Automatic

Laravel Configuration
# within .env

MAIL_MAILER=mailgun
MAIL_HOST=smtp.mailgun.org
MAIL_PORT=587
MAIL_USERNAME=null
MAIL_PASSWORD=null
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=null
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS=hello@acme.com
MAIL_FROM_NAME="${APP_NAME}"
MAILGUN_DOMAIN=mg.acme.com
MAILGUN_SECRET=2xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx-xxxxxx-xxxxx