Office 365 - View/Send the Source of an Email Message

This document explains how to obtain and/or forward the source of an email message. If you wish to send a message to email administrators, it is recommended that you forward the message as an attachment so the headers are included as well as the body.

Outlook on the web

To view the headers

  1. Log into Outlook on the web.
  2. Go to Outlook.
  3. Select the message you want to view the headers of.
  4. Within the preview pane, click on the down arrow next to the "Reply/Reply All" select box and select select "View message details". 'Message details' window will appear containing the header information of the message.

To send the header information

  1. Select and copy all the text from within the 'Message details' window. Then close the window and paste this information into a email message.

To send as an attachment

  1. Office 365 (Outlook on the web) - Forward email as an attachment

Outlook 2016/2013/2010 for Windows

To view the Headers

  1. Open up a message by double-clicking on it
  2. Click File tab in the top left of the message
  3. Choose Properties from the bottom of the list and you'll see Internet Headers listed at the bottom

To send as an attachment

  1. Open up a message by double clicking on it.
  2. Within Message tab, in the 'Respond' group, click on More to get a drop-down option of forwarding/sending as an attachment

Outlook 2016 for Mac/Outlook 2011

To view the source

  1. Right-click the message within your folder listing.
  2. Select "View Source" from the drop-down menu. A window will open showing the header information of the selected message.

To forward a message as an attachment

  1. Click HOME tab.
  2. Select Message.
  3. Click the "Attachment" button from within the ribbon bar to forward the message as an attachment.

Mail.app

To view the source

  1. Select the View menu
  2. Select Message -> Raw Source

To forward a message as an attachment

  1. Select Message.
  2. Select Message -> Forward as Attachment.

Thunderbird

To view the source

  1. Select the View menu
  2. Select Headers | All

To forward a message as an attachment

  1. Select the Message menu
  2. Select Forward As -> Attachment



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Owner:Ara M.Group:Office 365
Created:2015-01-22 11:54 CDTUpdated:2016-05-04 15:53 CDT
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