Showing mail header in Outlook

Problem

There are plenty of reasons for wanting to look at a message header, to see where a mail has come from or from which email address it was sent for example. Different versions of Outlook have different methods of letting you read the email header.

Solution

Display Message Headers with Outlook 2013

1. Open the mail in question and select ‘file’.

outlook 2013 email

2. Info > Properties.

outlook email properties

3. Your message headers are displayed.

Display Message Headers with Outlook 2010

1. Open the mail in question and select ‘file’.

outlook 2010 email

2. Info > Properties.

outlook 2010 email properties

3. Your message headers are displayed.

Outlook 2010 Email Headers

Display Message Headers with Outlook 2007

1. Option 1: Open the mail in question, and select the expand icon next to ‘Options’.

outlook 2007 email options

2. Option 2: From the inbox right click the relevant message and select ‘Message Options’.

outlook 2010 email message options

3. Your message headers are displayed.

Outlook 2007 Email Headers

Display Message Headers with Outlook 2003

1. Option 1: Open the mail in question > View > Options.

outlook 2007 email options

2. Option 2: From the inbox right click the relevant message and select ‘Options’.

outlook 2010 email message options

3. Your message headers are displayed.

Outlook 2007 Email Headers

 

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