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For a printable version of the following information, click here: Gmail .pdf (329k)*

How to extract email header

This guide shows you how to get the email header information.

To get the message source, including full headers, first click "more options" above the message.

Gmail screen shot

Then click "Show Original". This opens a new window (or tab, depending on browser and settings) with the message source.

Gmail screen shot

Highlight the entire contents of the new window box.

Gmail screen shot

Right-click inside the box and select Copy, then click Close.

How to copy and paste email content

This guide shows you how to copy and paste the email content.

Highlight the entire email message content.

Gmail screen shot

Right-click into the box and select Copy, then close the email message.

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