Email Headers in Gmail

posted Oct 28, 2016, 1:12 PM by Amanda Hudeck

Have you ever wanted to trace an email to see where it came from? In Gmail, you can can see where an email originated by looking at its headers. This includes showing how it got from the sender to the recipient's email servers.


Note: The Copy to clipboard feature includes the content of the message with the headers.

To trace an email in Gmail:

  • Open the email you want to trace

  • Next to Reply, click the Downarrow

  • Click Show original

  • The headers will show in a new window, including fields like authentication results


To trace an email in Inbox by Gmail:

  • Open the email you want to trace

  • Inside the message, click More Show original.

  • The headers will show in a new window.


The Collaboration Services Team


Tip: Did you know? You can drag and drop images and attachments into an email message.

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