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how do you check email headers without opening an email?

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  • Outlook 2013, Exchange 2013 cu10

    since email malwares are mostly activated by opening an email, is there a way in Outlook to check for an email header without opening the email?

    regards,

    Reno

    Minggu, 05 Maret 2017 09.36

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  • Outlook 2013, Exchange 2013 cu10

    since email malwares are mostly activated by opening an email, is there a way in Outlook to check for an email header without opening the email?

    regards,

    Reno


    Usually opening an email is not enough, you would also have to open any attachment within it, but there are cases were something like could happen. One option: Drag it the junk mail folder. That will disable links and pictures.
    • Ditandai sebagai Jawaban oleh Reno Mardo Senin, 06 Maret 2017 06.14
    Minggu, 05 Maret 2017 13.28

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  • Outlook 2013, Exchange 2013 cu10

    since email malwares are mostly activated by opening an email, is there a way in Outlook to check for an email header without opening the email?

    regards,

    Reno


    Usually opening an email is not enough, you would also have to open any attachment within it, but there are cases were something like could happen. One option: Drag it the junk mail folder. That will disable links and pictures.
    • Ditandai sebagai Jawaban oleh Reno Mardo Senin, 06 Maret 2017 06.14
    Minggu, 05 Maret 2017 13.28
  • oh. so the Junk Mail folder is more than just a place holder? and it will disable hidden pictures or links in a message body? cool. thanks!
    Minggu, 05 Maret 2017 13.36
  • Hi Reno,

    I too was quite annoyed that the item on the right-click menu disappeared to view message headers without opening the message.  Here is what you do to see the header in Outlook 2013/2016 WITHOUT opening the message:

    1) Go to File/Options/Quick Access Toolbar

    2) Find Message Options in the list of commands on the left side (not sure if it appears in "Popular Commands", so you may have to use the drop-down to select "All Commands"

    3) Add Message Options, then click OK

    4) You will then see the message options icon at the upper left of your screen on the Quick Access Toolbar, and can then select/highlight the message you want info on and then click that Message Options icon.  The email header information will be at the bottom.

    FYI: there ARE some emails that cause problems even if you just open them (I had a client who opened one and a malware script ran automatically), so you are quite right to want to see headers without opening something you are not sure of.

    Cheers, Jenna

    Jumat, 13 Juli 2018 23.55