Email Headers

If you are requested by ITS to provide a copy of an email with "headers displayed," please refer to the section below that corresponds to how you read your email.

To extract email headers from Swatmail:

  1. Right click on email in Inbox (or other folder).
  2. Select 'Show Original.'
  3. Copy and paste the information from the new window into an email.

To extract email headers from Thunderbird:

  1. Double-click the message to open it in a separate window.
  2. From the View menu, select Headers > All.
  3. Click the Forward button to forward the email.
  4. (You can then go back to the View menu and select Headers > Normal.

To extract email headers from Mac OS X (Apple Mail):

  1. Select the email in the Inbox.
  2. Open the View menu, select Message > Raw Source.
  3. Copy the resulting text.
  4. Paste the text into an email.

To extract email headers from Gmail:

  1. Open the email message.
  2. Click the down arrow adjacent to the Reply link in the upper-right corner of the email message.
  3. Click Show Original.
  4. Copy and paste the information from the new window into an email.