This is a quick step-by-step guide to viewing the headers of an e-mail in Outlook. You may be asked to provide an e-mail header, by a member of the 34SP.com Technical Support team. We use the information in the header to troubleshoot mail delivery problems.
When an e-mail is created, it is made up of several components. One of those components in the 'message body', which is the content of the e-mail. Another part is called the 'header', which is normally hidden. The job of an e-mail header is to provide a detailed log of the network path taken by the e-mail, between the mail sender and the mail receiver.
View e-mail headers in Outlook
Firstly, you'll need to open Outlook by clicking on the Outlook icon.
Display the email to wish to view
After you have located the e-mail to wish to view the headers of, double click on it so that it opens the e-mail in a new window.
Once the new window has opened, click on 'File' from the main menu.
Then select 'Properties' from the options.
View your e-mail headers
This will open the properties dialog box. At the bottom of the dialog box is a field labelled 'Internet headers' which contains the email's header data.