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MailHog installation on Ubuntu

Install & Configure MailHog

  1. Download and make it executable
wget https://github.com/mailhog/MailHog/releases/download/v1.0.0/MailHog_linux_amd64
sudo cp MailHog_linux_amd64 /usr/local/bin/mailhog
sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/mailhog
  1. Make MailHog as a service

%user% = your username in the system

sudo tee /etc/systemd/system/mailhog.service <<EOL
[Unit]
Description=Mailhog
After=network.target
[Service]
User=%user%
ExecStart=/usr/bin/env /usr/local/bin/mailhog > /dev/null 2>&1 &
[Install]
WantedBy=multi-user.target
EOL

systemctl daemon-reload
systemctl enable mailhog
  1. Configure php.ini file (for needed version)
sudo sed -i "s/;sendmail_path.*/sendmail_path='\/usr\/local\/bin\/mailhog sendmail magento-dev@example.com'/" /etc/php/7.0/apache2/php.ini
sudo sed -i "s/;sendmail_path.*/sendmail_path='\/usr\/local\/bin\/mailhog sendmail magento-dev@example.com'/" /etc/php/7.1/apache2/php.ini
  1. Restart Apache to apply changes in php.ini file.
sudo service apache2 restart
  1. Open url in browser
http://localhost:8025/
  1. When any php script send an email, it will be catched by MailHog and you can read it in the UI.

  2. Configuring MailHog

Add to your .bashrc

# Set message storage: memory | mongodb | maildir
export MH_STORAGE=maildir
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@timo002 timo002 commented Jan 10, 2019

This is great, thanks. Helped me out to install Mailhog on a local ubuntu server. But the problem I now have is that my ubuntu server has nog GUI. So I need to access this on the server from my browser on my own PC. Any idea of how to do that?

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@scoutman57 scoutman57 commented Feb 7, 2019

This is great, thanks. Helped me out to install Mailhog on a local ubuntu server. But the problem I now have is that my ubuntu server has nog GUI. So I need to access this on the server from my browser on my own PC. Any idea of how to do that?

You would access it via http://{your_server_ip}}:8025

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@k4mrul k4mrul commented Feb 25, 2020

I had to start mailhog service before enabling mailhog.
systemctl start mailhog

Thanks a lot for this

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@fbeve fbeve commented May 18, 2020

Hello,
It does not work on Ubuntu server. even after installing Apache.
An idea what is wrong ?

XXX@mailhog:~$ systemctl status
● mailhog
State: degraded //(in red)
Jobs: 0 queued
Failed: 1 units // (in red)
Since: Mon 2020-05-18 10:52:30 UTC; 1h 44min ago
CGroup: /

Note: I installed apache2. I am using Ubuntu server 18

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