Email Headers Analyzer for Microsoft Outlook

Email headers tracing in Outlook 2016, 2013-2007

Email Headers Analyzer for Outlook helps you instantly view message headers by displaying the details in a user-friendly way. With this add-in you can:

  • Access email message headers in Outlook in one click
  • See a breakdown of all server hops and the time between them
  • Get authentication results and spam check details
  • Click on a header to navigate to its details in the add-in window
  • Use links to browse for header fields and RFCs.

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Trace email headers in Outlook

Outlook: view headers with Email Headers Analyzer

If you ever had to troubleshoot email system or delivery issues, you know about Outlook email headers. They contain technical information about the sender, the software used to compose a message, and servers it passed on the way to the recipient. Email headers help understand why it takes some messages so much time to arrive, why some of them end up in the Junk folder, and what hops they take before arriving at the inbox.

To view email headers in Outlook, you need to open a message and click on a small arrow icon on the Tags group. Being easy to unhide, this property is rather messy to read and understand.

Email Headers Analyzer is designed to help you parse, interpret and trace message headers in a convenient and comprehensive way. It takes just one click of a button to open Outlook Internet headers and get all details neatly organized under several tabs in one window.

Instantly parse and trace headers in Outlook

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


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 such message details as date, client, sender's email address, country and city


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


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


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.

Easily 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.

Display and analyze all headers

Outlook email headers provide you with most useful information for diagnosing mail problems. Email Headers Analyzer helps you retrieve message headers for further checkup and displays the data for you in an easy-to-read manner.

This add-in comes as part of Add-ins Collection for Outlook - 8 time-saving tools for Microsoft Outlook

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Email Headers Analyzer for Outlook system requirements:

Microsoft Outlook

  • Microsoft Outlook 2016 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2013 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2010 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Outlook 2007

Operating System

  • Windows 10 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 8 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows 7 (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016
  • .NET Framework 4.0 must be installed.

If you need to install the add-in for a group of users, or on a Terminal Server (servers farm) please see Corporate deployment

Email Headers Analyzer version

Current add-in version: 2018.1
published on: 2-Oct-18

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