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How to Show Full Headers in Apple Mail (Mac OS X)


The following instructions are for displaying and forwarding the full headers of a message using the Mail application in Macintosh OS X:


With the Mail application open:
  1. Open the "In" mailbox if it isn't already open (Mailbox pull-down menu -> Show -> In OR press command-1 on the keyboard ).

  2. Click on the message for which you want to see the full header information.

  3. Click the View pull-down menu, and then choose Message and Long Headers, OR press Command-Shift-H on the keyboard.

  4. Click the Forward button, OR click the Message pull-down menu and choose Forward Message, OR press command-shift-f on the keyboard.

  5. Fill in the address in the "To:" field as well as the subject, then send the message.


  • Record Number: 1327
  • Create Date: 2003-06-20
  • Last Reviewed: 01-05-2009


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