How to Check Email Internet Header in Outlook/Thunderbird/Windows Live Mail

What is Email Internet Header?

Basically, an email message internet header includes a bunch of technical details plains text such as who sent it, receive it, authentication, communication between the mail server and client. Look into this header you can easily recognize where the mail is coming from.

Let see, how to check the email internet header on common client mail tools such as Microsoft Outlook, Thunderbird or Windows Live Mail.

  • Outlook

Double click to open the email that would like to check the internet header, the new windows will prompt, go to File/Properties, navigate to Internet Headers section you can see the header of the message.

  • Thunderbird

Click on the email you would like to check the internet header, go to More/View source, new windows will prompt, here you can see the header of the message.

  • Windows Live Mail

Double click to open the email that would like to check the internet header, the new windows will prompt, go to File/Info/Properties, navigate to Details tab, you can see the internet headers of the message.

The internet header like this.

Now, you can trace your message where it is coming from or the normal user can send it to the administrator to check the issue if needed.

That’s it. I hope it helps.

Thank you for your reading.

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