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Extract Email Headers

Locating and Sending Email Headers
In order to properly investigate cases with spam, phishing, and fraudulent emails, the DePaul University Infomation Security Team requires that email headers be provided when reporting any of the aforementioned issues. These email headers contain critical information in determining the legitimacy of emails and can be extracted from by the user and sent to the security team for further analysis. 

 
Microsoft Outlook
 

Method 1 (Works in all Outlook versions): Open the email. Hold down the ctrl and alt key and press “F”. A new window will open with the email headers attached automatically. Send this email to security@depaul.edu

 

 

Method 2 (Works in Outlook 2007/2010): Open the email message, click on the Options panel up at the top [1]. A new window will open with the email headers at the bottom [2]. Copy all of the text, paste it in an email and send it to security@depaul.edu

 
 
 

 

Method 3 (Outlook 2003 Only): Open the email message, click View and then Options. The email headers are located at the bottom of the window. Copy all of the text, paste it in an email and send it to security@depaul.edu

Mail.Depaul.edu (outlook.com)
Right click on the email and then click on “View Message Source”. A new tab or window will be opened with the email headers. Copy all of the text, paste it in an email and send it to security@depaul.edu
 
 

 

 

 

Gmail
Open the email and click the drop down arrow. Then click Show Original. A new window will open with the email headers. Copy all of the text, paste it in an email and send it to security@depaul.edu

 

Yahoo
Open the email and click the Actions drop down menu. Then click View Full Header. A window will appear with email headers. Copy all of the text, paste it in an email and send it to security@depaul.edu
 
 



 

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