Forwarding Full Mail Headers

Occasionally, you may need to examine the headers of your emails, or be asked to forward an email with full headers to IT professionals while resolving an issue. This article will guide you through finding the full headers, and forwarding an email with full headers.

Outlook for Web App

To view and forward full headers while signed into mail.uvm.edu, the plug-in “MessageHeaderAnalyzer” must be enabled. This can be done by clicking on the gear icon in the upper right corner, and selecting “Options”.

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Expand the General Options tab, and select “Manage Add-Ins”. Check the box in the “Turn On” column for theĀ “MessageHeaderAnalyzer” add-in.

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Return to “Mail”, refresh the page, and select the message you wish to view header information for. Click the “MessageHeaderAnaly…” option that appears at the start of the message, which will expand the header information.

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To forward the message, create a new email and leave the window open. Drag the message you wish to forward into the body of the new email so that it will forward as an attachment. Send the email to the desired recipient.

Outlook 2016 for PC

Select the message you wish to send, and click the “Forward as an Attachment” button shown in the screenshot below.

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Send the email to the desired recipient.

Outlook 2016 for Mac

Select the message you wish to send, and click the “Forward as an Attachment” button shown in the screenshot below.

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Send the email to the desired recipient.

Mozilla Thunderbird

In Mozilla Thunderbird, select the message you wish to view mail headers for. At the top-right corner of the message, select “More.”

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A new window will open with the message and full headers. Copy the entire text into a new email and send to the desired recipient.

Apple Mail

In Apple Mail, select the message you wish to view mail headers for. In the toolbar at the top of the screen, go to the “View” menu. Go to “Message” and select “All Headers” or “Long Headers.”

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Then go to the “Edit” menu, choose “Select All” and then “Copy” to copy the full header. This can be pasted into the body of an email and sent to the desired recipient.

If you are having problems or need further assistance, please contact the UVM Tech Team Help Line at 802-656-2604

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