How to find headers in Gmail
Ever received an email at your Gmail address that seemed fishy? Or needed to trace where a message truly originated? Do you want to give an abuse desk all of the information that they need in order to enforce their anti-spam policy?
Then you want to get the email headers. These technical-looking details unlock valuable information beyond the sender’s name and subject line. But, there’s no button or link that says “headers” in Gmail. So, where do you find them? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you think!
Here’s what you do:
- Open the email: Click on the email you want to inspect.
- Click the “More” button: Look for three vertical dots (⋮) near the reply and forward buttons.
- Select “Show original”: This will open up a new tab or window with the full email header.
Want to watch how to do it? I made a video:
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