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How can I find the email headers for an email?
Updated Monday February 22nd 2021 / Category Email

From time to time our team may need email headers when troubleshooting email issues. This guide will point you in the right direction to find those headers!

Just be aware that this process differs between email software and is provided as-is. Updates to your email software may change the way stuff is laid out and it may not reflect your exact email software.


  1. Open Outlook
  2. Double click on an email to open it in its own window
  3. Open the File menu (top left)
  4. Click on Properties
  5. The email headers will appear in the Internet Headers box, inside the dialog that appears


  1. Open Thunderbird
  2. Select the email you want to obtain the email headers for
  3. Above the body of the email click on More
  4. Click on View Source
    Thunderbird view email headers

Mac Mail

  1. Open the Mac Mail
  2. Click on the email you want to view the email headers for
  3. Open the View menu
  4. Hover over the Message sub menu
  5. Click on All Headers
  6. This will show the full email headers in the right pane, where the email you have selected
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