How to view Email Headers in Gmail and Outlook?

Getting an issue with email deliveries, email bouncing, or email not sending at all?

The IT staff can help you, but they will ask you to share the email headers.

Email headers contain the information and data about the individual email. It tells what path the email has taken in between the sender and recipient. 

Email headers can tell about:

  • IP addresses
  • Sender information
  • Recipient information
  • Mail servers

The information could be critical in troubleshooting email problems.

Find email headers in Gmail:

  1. From a browser, open Gmail.
  2. Open the email you want to check the headers for.
  3. Click on the three vertical dots to open the option box
  4. Click Show original.
view Email Headers in Gmail and Outlook

On the next page, you will find the email header.

view Email Headers in Gmail and Outlook
email header new page Email Headers

Find email headers in Outlook:

Outlook Desktop App

  • Open Outlook
  • Open the email you want to see the headers for
  • Click File and then Properties
view Email Headers in Gmail and Outlook

The headers will show in the “Internet headers” box.

email headers in outlook Email Headers

Outlook Web Access

  • Open Outlook
  • Open the email you want to see the headers for
  • Select the three dots (…) located at the upper-right corner
  • Choose “View“ and then ‘View Message Source’.
Outlook Email Header Viewer Email Headers

You will find the email header at the next step.

email header information Email Headers

If you have any more questions, leave it in the comment box.

Scroll to Top

We can help you. Right now.

Fast growing merchants depend ServerGuy for high-performance hosting. Experience counts. Let's get started.

Talk to a sales representative

USA / Worldwide

+1.714.2425683

India

+91.9852704704