How to determine where messages originate using message headers.
Once the message is received by the mail client, there is no definitive
way to know where the message came from prior to reaching the mail server. By viewing the
message headers using a mail client, the header will show a basic history of each server
the message has passed through.
If using Outlook Express, this can be done by right clicking on the message in the inbox and selecting Properties->Details.
If using Outlook, it can be done by right clicking on the message in the inbox and selecting Options.
The following should be visible:
Received: from domainname.com ([x.x.x.x]) by
domainname.com with MailEnable ESMTP; Mon, 11 Jul 2005 03:29:35
Reading these "Received" headers from the bottom up will determine the delivery path used.
Tracking Message Path and sender location: Article ME020338
How to track messages as they pass through MailEnable?: Article ME020252
What happens when sending a mail message from web mail and how to track where the message is going?: Article ME020196
|Product:||MailEnable (All Versions)|
|Keywords:||Outlook headers email origin original sender message came from sender message|
|Class:||HOWTO: Product Instructions|
|Created:||24/06/2003 12:53:00 AM|
|Revised:||Wednesday, May 4, 2016|