How to Display Full Headers

 Select your email client from the list below:

Show me an example of a message with full headers.

Entourage:

From the View menu select "Internet Headers". The full headers will appear in the box above the message text. You will need to copy and paste this information in to the message you are forwarding.

 

Eudora:

  1. Select "plain text only" to turn off any HTML formatting that may be present.
    From the Tools menu select Options then Styled Text and click Send plain text only.
  2. Open the message in question so you can see it on your screen.
  3. Click on the "Blah Blah Blah" when reading the message.
  4. Forward the message on to "helpdesk@psu.edu"
  5. See the bottom of this document for an example of what a full header should look like.

 

Mail for Mac OS X:

Mac OS X 10.0 through Mac OS X 10.2: Select "Show All Headers" from the View menu.

Mac OS X 10.3 and later: From the View menu, select "Message" and then "Raw Source".

 

Outlook:

         Outlook 2016, 2013, or 2010

  1. Open email message in full window.
  2. Click > File
  3. On the Info tab, click > Properties.
  4. Header information appears in the Internet headers box.

         Outlook 2007

  1. Open email message in full window.
  2. On the Message tab, in the Options group, click > Dialog Box Launcher.
  3. In the Message Options dialog box, the headers appear in the Internet headers box.

 

Pine:

  1. Once Pine is open, press the "M" key to make sure you are at the main screen.
  2. Select "S" or arrow down to select "Setup"
  3. Select "C" for Config.
  4. Find the "enable-full-header-cmd" (You may have to scroll down quite a bit). Use the "X" key to select that option, then press "E" to exit. Press "Y" when prompted to save your change.
  5. To display full headers, press "H" when reading the message.
  6. Forward the message on to "helpdesk@psu.edu"
  7. See the bottom of this document for an example of what a full header should look like.

 

Thunderbird:

  1. Open the message in question.
  2. In the upper right corner, click > More
  3. Click > View Source

 

Web Email:

  1. Login to webmail.psu.edu.
  2. Open the message in question.
  3. Click "Full Headers" tab in top menu.

 

UCS:

  1. Select an email.
  2. Right-click and choose Show Original (near bottom).

 

Macintosh users please note: The screenshots here are for Windows, but you'll find that in most cases the menu locations are the same on the Macintosh. For example, the "blah blah blah" button in Eudora for Macintosh is the same button in Eudora for Windows.

What does a full header look like?
See the example below.

-----------------------Example Full Header Below----------------------------

From POPmail Mon Sep 10 10: 58:19 2007
Return-Path: <owner-l-facstaff-newswire-up@LISTS.PSU.EDU>
Received: from tr12n04.aset.psu.edu (tr12g04.aset.psu.edu [128.118.146.130])	
	by seawolf.aset.psu.edu (8.12.11/8.12.11) with ESMTP id l8AE4lgr3362866;
	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:05:05 -0400
Received: from f05s16.cac.psu.edu (f05s16.cac.psu.edu [128.118.141.59])	
	by tr12n04.aset.psu.edu (8.13.6/8.13.2) with ESMTP id l8AE4gkq2129954;
	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:04:43 -0400
Received: from tr12n08 (tr12g08.aset.psu.edu [146.186.16.58])	
	by f05s16.cac.psu.edu (8.13.8/8.12.11) with ESMTP id l8AC2HIB116836;
	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:04:42 -0400
Received: by LISTS.PSU.EDU (LISTSERV-TCP/IP release 15.0) with spool 
	id 1982746          for L-FACSTAFF-NEWSWIRE-UP@LISTS.PSU.EDU;
	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:03:21          -0400
Approved-By: newswire@PSU.EDU
Received: from f05s16.cac.psu.edu (f05s16.cac.psu.edu [128.118.141.59]) 
	by          tr12n08.aset.psu.edu (8.13.8/8.13.8) with ESMTP 
	id l8ADw3qE811178 for          <L-FACSTAFF-NEWSWIRE-UP@LISTS.PSU.EDU>;
	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:58:03          -0400
Received: from f04n01.cac.psu.edu (f04s01.cac.psu.edu [128.118.141.31]) 
	by          f05s16.cac.psu.edu (8.13.8/8.12.11) with ESMTP 
	id l8ADw3u9110476 for          <L-FACSTAFF-NEWSWIRE-UP@LISTS.PSU.EDU>;
	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:58:03          -0400
Received: from localhost (brady.ur.psu.edu [128.118.96.239]) 
	by          f04n01.cac.psu.edu (8.13.2/8.13.2) with SMTP id l8ADw2kR050588 
	for          <L-FACSTAFF-NEWSWIRE-UP@LISTS.PSU.EDU>;
	Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:58:02          -0400
X-Mailer: XMail 3.6
X-Composer: NewsLetter 2.6.1
X-Virus-Scanned: amavisd-sophos
X-Greylist: Sender IP whitelisted, not delayed by milter-greylist-3.1.8
	(tr12n04.aset.psu.edu [128.118.146.130]); Mon, 10 Sep 2007 10:04:44 -0400
	(EDT)
X-Greylist: Sender IP whitelisted,            not delayed by
	milter-greylist-3.0 (f05s16.cac.psu.edu            [128.118.141.59]); Mon,
	10 Sep 2007 09:58:03 -0400 (EDT)
X-PSU-Spam-Flag: NO
X-PSU-Spam-Hits: -99.8
Message-ID: <200709101358.l8ADw2kR050588@f04n01.cac.psu.edu>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:58:02 -0400
Reply-To: newswire@psu.edu
Sender: Penn State Faculty/Staff Newswire
	<L-FACSTAFF-NEWSWIRE-UP@LISTS.PSU.EDU>
From: Penn State Newswire <newswire@psu.edu>
Subject: Penn State Faculty/Staff News (09.10.07)
To: L-FACSTAFF-NEWSWIRE-UP@LISTS.PSU.EDU
Precedence: list
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/related; boundary=d-242733482

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.
If you see this message, then you aren't using a 
MIME compliant mail reader.

--d-242733482
Content-type: multipart/alternative; boundary=d-242733542

--d-242733542
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

[The text of the email message is normally shown here]

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Service Now Article: KB0010064

 

 

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