How to use Email Headers Analyzer

For Microsoft Outlook

Email Headers Analyzer for Outlook is a part of our Outlook Add-ins Collection. After installing it, you will see the add-in icon under the AbleBits tab.

To trace email headers, just select the needed message, click on the Email Headers icon in Outlook and view headers information parsed into 5 tabs:

Summary

This tab contains such details as sender and recipient email addresses, subject, creation time, client, country and city. You can click on the down arrow next to Date to change the Time Zone to UTC, local, or display the sender's time zone:
See the message details.

Original

Here you can find all information from the Internet headers property as it looks in Outlook. However, unlike in Outlook, Email Headers Analyzer window can be easily resized to display all details at once:
See the message details.

Hops

When a message is delivered, it may be routed to several servers before arriving at its final destination. Our add-in allows to get these mail server hops at a glance, analyze them and the times between hops to detect such problems as slow relays:
Get all mail server hops at a glance.

Validation

This tab provides Authentication and AntiSpam details. When getting spam that slips past the filters, it is important to look into the full message headers. It helps validate the identities of the Administrative Management Domains that take part in transferring and possibly modifying a message. The results of such validation can tell recipients what kind of reaction the message should get:
See the message validation results.

All headers

Here you can find a list of all Outlook email headers. Click on them to navigate to the header details in the Email Headers Analyzer window.
You can also use the linked headers to open header fields' descriptions in your browser:
Get all headers displayed together.

Responses

Can you add or modify Headers in Template Phrases? If so, how?

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Thank you for your question, Jim.

Template Phrases lets you modify email subjects using special macros. For more details, please refer to this page:
https://www.ablebits.com/docs/outlook-template-phrases/#use-macros

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Can it tell me the hops that my reply will take? i.e. spam reply to "unsubscribe"

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Hello Scott,

Sorry, our add-in won't help you since it shows the hops only for incoming messages. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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Can you update the summary page so that details can be copied to the clipboard? The main use case for this tool for me is to identify which alias an email was delivered through and then use that email somewhere else. Since they are all quite long aliases I'd rather not have to type them out.

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Hello Patrick,

Thank you for your feedback. We have just replied to you by email.

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