How to Know an Email Origin

In the internet world, email plays a significant role. Most email providers have a spam label for unwanted emails and emails that are advertising products. In any event that you receive an unwanted email, it is important that you do not reply to it. Replying will cause more unwanted emails to come your way and it will be a difficult task to go through each email and report it or mark it as spam. On the other hand, the email addresses from the email will probably be false and replying will be ineffective. On the bright side of things, you may be able to obtain a bit of useful information by looking at each set of information in the headers section.

In order to take full control, you will need to have access to Microsoft Access, Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail, or Mozilla Thunderbird. If you choose to use Microsoft Outlook, you will need to click the email twice in order for it to open. Once you do this successfully, the email will appear in another window. Now you will need to select options from the box that appears in the right hand corner. Once you have done this, view and check the information that can be found under the headers section. If you have followed directions carefully and correctly, the origin will appear next to the received tag.

If you are choosing to use Microsoft Outlook Express, Windows Live Mail or Windows Mail, you will have to take a few different steps. In order to find the origins of an email with these programs, you will need to right-click your mouse on the message you want and select properties. Once a window appears on the screen, select details. View the information that appears under the "received" tab. Once you do this, you will successfully be able to determine where the email came from.

Mozilla Thunderbird is yet another browser that is frequently used to determine where an email came from. This process is similar to previous ones, but there are a few steps that will be different. In order to do this successfully, click the message twice, and it will appear in another window. Once the new window opens, select the view menu, find the "headers" section and select "click all". Once you have done this, take a look at the information that is provided that appears in the "received" section in order to find out where the email came from.

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