Using Mailhog For Email Testing

When we’re troubleshooting issues for clients we create a local copy of their site in order to prevent changes being made to their production site. When doing this it often times requires testing email being sent from their WordPress site.
For our local testing setup we make use of MailHog. MailHog is used to intercept email so nothing is ever actually sent out, this is great especially when testing WooCommerce orders being placed or contact forms.

MailHog which was initially inspired by MailCatcher is also a great alternative. We decided on MailHog due to the straightforward setup that it provides, especially while using Valet.

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