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Testing Laravel Emails With MailHog


24th May 2021 2 mins read
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Hey, guys hope you might have worked with Mailtrap and other various services to test the mail.

Sometimes you might have accidentally sent the test email to your clients and the issue might have got escalated sometimes. To overcome this kind of issue let's quickly install the MailHog in your local system.

We will cover the following topics

  1. Installation in Mac / Ubuntu
  2. Running MailHog From Terminal
  3. Configuration In Laravel
  4. Open Mails From Browser

Step 1 - Installation


MAC OS

brew update && brew install mailhog


Debian/Ubuntu

sudo apt-get -y install golang-go
go get github.com/mailhog/MailHog


You can find a whole bunch of Operating System supported downloads in this link MailHog GitHub Download


Step 2 - Running MailHog From Terminal


Just open your terminal and run the following command. It's that simple.

mailhog


If you have installed it in some directory then it can be run with the following

Go to /path/to/MailHog in the command line. E.g. the path to Go's bin files on Ubuntu is ~/go/bin/, so to start the MailHog run:

~/go/bin/MailHog


Make sure not to close the terminal during the time your working with your mails.


Running MailHog From Terminal

Running MailHog From Terminal


Step 3 - Configuration In Laravel


.env

MAIL_MAILER=smtp
MAIL_HOST=0.0.0.0
MAIL_PORT=1025
MAIL_USERNAME=null
MAIL_PASSWORD=null
MAIL_ENCRYPTION=null
MAIL_FROM_ADDRESS=stackcoder.in@gmail.in
MAIL_FROM_NAME="${APP_NAME}"

Step 4 - Open Mails From Browser


NOTE: Make sure you are running the MailHog as show in Step 2

Go to the following URL in your browser

http://localhost:8025


You will be able to see MailHog as shown below


MailHog In Browser

MailHog In Browser





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Channaveer Hakari

I am a full-stack developer working at WifiDabba India Pvt Ltd. I started this blog so that I can share my knowledge and enhance my skills with constant learning.

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