Viewing email headers in Mozilla Thunderbird 2.0.0.5+

To view headers for an email in Mozilla Thunderbird the first thing you have to do is view the email you wish to trace; so from your inbox click on the specific email you want (point one in the image below).

Once you have selected the email from your inbox click on the 'View' menu as shown by the number 2 in the image above. Then choose 'Message Source' as shown by number 3 in the image above. This will bring up a similar dialog box to the image below.

The red square in the image above denotes the header for this email.

To use these headers in eMailTrackerPro you have to follow the simple instructions below:

  • Highlight the headers by clicking and dragging your cursor over the header text. Make sure you have got the whole header as some headers are too big for the window and you will be required to scroll down. By dragging it should automatically scroll down for you.
  • Hold down the 'Ctrl' button on your keyboard and the press the 'C' key once, this has copied the highlighted headers.
  • Open eMailTrackerPro if it is not already open and click inside the dialog box where the headers are to be pasted. The headers should be automatically pasted into the dialog box, if this is not the case then hold down the 'Ctrl' key again and press the 'V' key to paste the headers into eMailTrackerPro.
  • Once the headers have been pasted click the 'Trace' button to initiate the trace
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