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Viewing Email Headers

Document ID 589


Introduction

The following documentation will help you set up viewing for email headers.

 

Microsoft Outlook 98, 2000, 2002, 2003

 

1. Double-click on the message to open it in a separate window.

 

2. Click on View and then Options on the drop-down menu at the top of the window.

 

3. Look for the section titled "Internet Headers" near the bottom of the "Options" window.

 

4. You can highlight the text within the "Internet Headers" section to copy it to a new message if you need to send these headers to someone.

 

Microsoft Outlook Express 5 & 6

 

1. Right-click on the message and select Properties.

 

2. Select the Details tab.

 

3. You should see a section titled "Internet Headers" for this message.

 

4. You can highlight the text within the "Internet Headers" section to copy it to a new message if you need to send these headers to someone.

 

Pegasus Mail Clients

 

1. Double-click on the message to open it in a separate window.

 

2. Tap the backspace key or type Ctrl-h on your keyboard to show the full headers.

 

3. If you want to forward these headers to someone, hit the F key after completing step 2.

 

Eudora Mail Clients

 

1. Double-click on the message to open it in a separate window.

 

2. Click on the button labeled BLAH BLAH BLAH at the top of the window. This will show the message headers.

 

3. You can then highlight and copy the headers into a new message for forwarding to someone.

 

Mozilla Thunderbird

 

1. Double-click the email you want to view the headers on.

 

2. Under the "View" drop-down menu, select Headers, then select All.

 

3. This will show the headers for any message you view.

 

Mail for Mac OS X

 

1. In the "Mail" app, click the on the Mail drop-down menu and select Preferences.

 

2. Click on the Viewing icon.

 

3. Click on the arrow on the "Show" header detail and select All.

 

4. You will now see the full headers of each message you view.

 

TAMU Email

 

1. Once you are logged in, right-click on the message you want to view.

 

2. From the menu that appears, choose Show Original.

 

3. This will open up a new window and display the full message, including the headers.

 

Hotmail

 

1. Once you are logged in, click on Options.

 

2. Click on Mail.

 

3. Click on Mail Display Settings.

 

4. Change the "Message Headers" section to Advanced.

 

5. Click OK.

 

6. Now when you read an email, it should show you the full message headers.

 

Yahoo! Mail

 

1. Once you are logged in, click on the message you wish to view the header on.

 

2. Click on the Gear Icon on the top of the message area next to "Print."

 

3. Click View Full Header to view the full header of this message.

 

Gmail

 

1. While viewing a message, click on the More options arrow, which is the arrow in the upper-right of your message pane next to "Reply."

 

2. Click on Show original.

 

3. This will display the headers for that message in a new window.


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Document ID 589
November 18, 2013
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