How to find the email header in Outlook

E-mail message headers provide a list of technical details about the message, such as who sent it, the software used to compose it, and the e-mail servers that it passed through on its way to the recipient.

To find the header for an email in Outlook:

  • Open the desired email that you want the header for by double clicking it so it opens as its own window.
  • In the new email window click the File tab in the top left corner.




  • Click Properties.

  •  A new window will pop up, at the bottom you will see "internet headers". To the right is a box with all of the header information. Copy all of the information and save it into a text document. To do this you can right-click in the box and "Select All." To copy either right-click and select copy or by pressing "Ctrl + C."


  • To save the header information in a text document, go to your desktop and right-click, select New, and then, Text Document. Name it what you want and then paste the header into it.
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