Love the great work & effort you've been putting into Laragon!
Behind huge company proxies it can be difficult to use mail trap / send services as they generate traffic which is frowned upon by company IT.
But there's a locally available alternative to these online services, which can happily introduce chaos in to the connection as well. It's called MailHog

It's got ready made windows binaries as well which can be configured by the command line or environment variables.

I don't presume to know how much work goes into on-boarding a tool like mySQL or any version of php for that matter, but It doesn't seem as the hardest challenge in the basket