How to retrieve message headers

Webmail providers


WSI/SmarterMail:

  1. Log into your WSI/SmarterMail.
  2. Open the message you’d like to view headers for.
  3. Click View, at the top of the message pane.
  4. Select Header.

Gmail:

  1. Log into your Gmail account.
  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.

Hotmail:

  1. Log into your Hotmail account.
  2. Select Inbox from the left-side menu.
  3. Right-click the message you’d like to view headers for and select View Message Source.

Yahoo Mail:

  1. Log into your Yahoo! Mail account.
  2. Select the message you’d like to view headers for.
  3. Click the Actions dropdown and select View Full Header.

AOL:

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

Excite Mail:

  1. Log into your Excite account.
  2. Open the message you’d like to view headers for.
  3. Click the View Full Headers icon located on the right of the ‘From:” line.

Email clients


Apple:

  1. Open Apple 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.

Mozilla Fire Fox:

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

Opera:

  1. Open Opera.
  2. Click the message you’d like to view headers for so it displays in the window below your inbox.
  3. Click Display all headers, across from the To field.

Outlook:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Open the message by double-clicking on it.
  3. Click on the File tab.
  4. Click on Properties.
  5. In the Properties dialog box, the headers appear in the Internet headers box.

For older versions of Outlook:

  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Right-click the message in the list
  3. Select Message Options....
OR
  1. Open Outlook.
  2. Open the message you’d like to view headers for.
  3. Click the View menu, and select Options….

Outlook Express:

  1. Open Outlook Express.
  2. From your inbox, locate the message you’d like to view headers for.
  3. Right-click the message, and select Properties.
  4. Open the Details tab in the dialogue box.
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