# Nebula Sender: Getting Started
Made for Laravel Nova, Nebula Sender is SaaS extension for this Nova tool; allowing for users to:
- Create/manage email drafts
- Save sent messages
- Resend previously sent messages
- More to come...
- Existing Laravel Nova (opens new window) installation
dniccum/custom-email-sender:^3.0Composer package installed. This does require version 3.X.
- Nebula Sender API Key. This can be attained via the Nebula Sender dashboard.
Once you have an API key from the Nebula Sender Dashboard (opens new window), you can simply set it to a Laravel environment variable like so:
Once you have set the variable, simply refresh your page, and the additional feature will be unlocked.
# Additional Configuration
By default Nebula Sender will use your application's timezone settings; which in most cases is UTC. More than likely this will show activity timestamps that will not make sense to your users. Modify the
NEBULA_SENDER_TIMEZONE environment variable with a viable timezone value (opens new window)
# Date Formatting
If you want to change the formatting of the dates returned to your users, set the
NEBULA_SENDER_DATE_FORMAT environment variable using PHP's default date formatting (opens new window).
This is the default value:
NEBULA_SENDER_DATE_FORMAT="MMM D, YYYY \a\t h:mm A"
If you plan on extending this tool's localization features, additional language keys can be found within the