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How do I retrieve Full Message Headers for an email

How do I retrieve Full Message Headers for an email?

Outlook 2011

  • Open Outlook.
  • Ctrl+Click (or right-click with a two-button mouse) on the message from the message list.
  • Select View Source.

Full headers will appear in a new Text Edit document.

 

Outlook 2010

  • 1. Open Outlook.
  • 2. Open the email message in a new window.
  • 3. Click on the File tab from the menu bar and choose Properties.

Full headers will appear in the box within the properties window.

 

Outlook 2007

  • 1. Open Outlook.
  • 2. Right-click on the message from the list of messages.
  • 3. Select Message Options.

Full headers are displayed in the Internet Headers area.
 

Mac Mail

  • 1. Open Mac Mail.
  • 2. Click on the message you'd like to view headers for.
  • 3. Go to the View menu.
  • 4. Select Message, then Long Headers.

The full headers will appear in the window below your inbox.

 

Entourage

  • 1. Open Entourage.
  • 2. Click on the message you'd like to view headers for.
  • 3. Click on the Message menu and select Internet Headers.

 

Mozilla Thunderbird

  • 1. Open Thunderbird.
  • 2. Click on the message you'd like to view headers for.
  • 3. Click the View menu, and select Message Source.

The full headers will appear in a new window.

 

OWA (Premium Version Only)

  • 1. Login to OWA using Internet Explorer
  • 2. Double-click on the message so that it opens in a new window.
  • 3. Click on the Message Details button from the menu icons on the message window.

Note: Displaying full headers of an email message in OWA is a feature of the premium version of OWA. This version is may only work via Internet Explorer.

 

Gmail

  • 1. Log in to Gmail.
  • 2. Open the message you'd like to view headers for.
  • 3. Click the down arrow next to Reply, at the top of the message pane.
  • 4. Select Show Original.

The full headers will appear in a new window.

 

AOL

  • 1. Log in to your AOL account.
  • 2. Open the message you'd like to view headers for.
  • 3. In the Action menu, select View Message Source.

The full headers will appear in a new window.

 

Hotmail

  • 1. Log in to your Hotmail account.
  • 2. Select Inbox from the left-side menu.
  • 3. Right-click (or Ctrl-click) the message you'd like to view headers for, and select View Message Source.

The full headers will appear in a new window.

 

Yahoo! Mail

  • 1. Log in to your Yahoo! Mail account.
  • 2. Select the message you'd like to view headers for.
  • 3. Click the Actions dropdown and select View Full Headers.

The full headers will appear in a new window.

 

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 Last modified at 7/11/2013 1:49 PM by Varvorines, Drake