Viewing Headers in Outlook 2010

This is a quick post to share how to view email headers in Outlook 2010 without opening the email. I often wish to check the headers of an email to confirm the legitimacy before opening it. I can understand Microsoft removing this option from the right click menu, it isn’t user friendly data, but they could do with providing a little more help in accessing what was a very useful function.

  • Customize Quick Access Tool Bar using the drop down arrow located top left.
  • Select ‘More Commands’
  • Choose Commands from ‘All Commands’
  • Scroll down and select ‘Message Options’ from list
  • Hit ‘Add’ button
  • Hit ‘OK’

These steps will add the Message Options to the Quick access tool bar and will allow header details to be viewed without opening an email.

Thanks to Joe IT for this method.