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How do I find the complete message header for an email?

Email Marketing Updated on March 28, 2019

 

To get the Internet message header for an email, find your email client below and follow the steps provided:

Microsoft Outlook 2000, 2002/XP, 2003:
  1. Open the message in a separate window (double click)
  2. Under the View menu select Options
  3. Copy the text in the “Internet Headers” window.
Microsoft Outlook 2007
  1. Open Outlook 2007 and navigate to the necessary email.
  2. Click on the Dialog Box Launcher located on the Message tab in the Options group.
  3. The headers will appear in the “Internet Headers”.
Microsoft Outlook 2010, 2013
  1. Open Outlook 2010 and navigate to the necessary email
  2. Click on the “File” Tab
  3. Click “Properties”
  4. The bottom part of the window should show the “Internet Headers”
Microsoft Outlook Express for Macintosh
  1. Select the email.
  2. From the View menu, choose Source. A new window will appear containing the email with full headers.
Microsoft Outlook Express 4, 5 and 6
  1. Select the email.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Click the Details tab.
Microsoft Exchange
  1. Double click the message to view it in a full window.
  2. Click File and select Properties.
  3. In the Properties window, you can view the message header in the Internet Headers field.
Hotmail
  1. Open your browser and navigate to Hotmail.com
  2. Navigate to and open the necessary email
  3. Click the down arrow next to “Reply” in the message’s header area near the sender and subject.
  4. Select “View Message Source” from the menu
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Yahoo Mail
  1. Open your browser and navigate to mail.yahoo.com
  2. Navigate to and open the necessary email.
  3. Click on More and select View Raw Message.
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Juno
  1. In the Juno mail client, click “file” and then “Save Message as Text File”. (ctrl-T).
  2. Give the file a name that you will remember.
  3. Double-click on the resulting file and then cut-and-paste the contents.
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Excite Webmail
  1. Sign in to your email account.
  2. Open the email you want to view headers for.
  3. Click the View Full Headers icon.
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Gmail
  1. Open your browser and navigate to Gmail.com
  2. Navigate to and open the necessary email
  3. At the top right of the email message, click on the More Options button (three dots).
  4. Select “Show original”.
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Apple Mail
  1. Open your Mac Mail program and navigate to the necessary email.
  2. While viewing the email, click on the “View” category in the apple toolbar.
  3. Navigate to Message-> “All Headers”.
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AOL browser
  1. Double-click to open the message in the in-box
  2. This link will appear at the top of the email: Sent from the Internet (Details)
  3. Click the Details link to view the message headers
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AOL webmail
  1. Click to open the message in the inbox.
  2. In the toolbar above, click More and choose View Message Source. Note: If you have a popup blocker enabled, you may need to hold down the Ctrl button as you click View Message Source, or to right-click the blocked pop-up message and choose Temporarily Allow Pop-ups.
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Thunderbird
  1. Open your Thunderbird account.
  2. Chose the email you want to open.
  3. Click on the hamburger icon and click on View.
  4. Select Headers and choose All.
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