Testing Laravel Mailables and passing data

Posted 1 week ago by longestdrive

I'm trying to test email for a Laravel 5.5 app - that uses Mailables. I'm not sure how I go about testing when the Mailable receives data as the examples I've seen don't seem to include data.

Here is the test I'm developing:

    public function testBroadcastMailable()


    $subject = "test subject";
    $message = "test message";

    Mail::assertSent(NewBroadcastMessage::class, function ($mail) use ($subject, $message) {
        return $mail->subject === $subject;

The assertion currently fails.

This is the Mailable class:

namespace App\Mail;

use Illuminate\Bus\Queueable;
use Illuminate\Mail\Mailable;
use Illuminate\Queue\SerializesModels;
use Illuminate\Contracts\Queue\ShouldQueue;

class NewBroadcastMessage extends Mailable
use Queueable, SerializesModels;
public $message;
public $subject;

 * Create a new message instance.
 * @param $subject
 * @param $message
public function __construct($subject, $message)
    $this->message = $message;
    $this->subject = $subject;

 * Build the message.
 * @return $this
public function build()
    return $this->markdown('messages.newBroadcastMessage')

What is the correct way to pass data in a test and test mailables?

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