Setup MailHog with Laravel valet localhost or Laravel Sail

Installing MailHog

brew install mailhog

Enable the service via running the command below:

brew services start mailhog# also you can stop it whenever you want using:brew services stop mailhog

This tells Homebrew to setup a background service. Then MailHog is always running on your machine. As long as Homebrew is running, you won’t need to manually start anything, .

Now, you can visit MailHog application under the following in a browser:

If you are using Laravel Sail you should set


Otherwise it must be


The SMTP server is running on port 1025, where the HTTP server (which serves MailHog UI) is running on 8025.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store