The email files are in an html format. The objective is to save the file in html format. This can be done as follows:
Open the email message you want to save, as if you were reading it -
Near the top, at the bottom of the To: / From: section, click on
"Details" to reveal the header. (you could simply copy and paste this
information also) Move mouse cursor to the top tool bar, click on "File"
Move mouse cursor to "Save as..." and click. Identify which directory
you would like to save the file in. This is done using the normal save
function of Windows. If you are not real comfortable with directories,
save the file in "Desktop". This will have the file icon visible on you
regular desktop screen and very easy to find later on. Provide a name of
the file in the "file name" box. Select the "type" as "html" if
possible. If your browser does not show "html" type, just select the
type as "All Files" and add ".html" to the file name generated in step
6, such as email.html. The "dot" before the html extension is important.
The objective of this step is to have the extension of the file as an
"html" type file. Press "Save". To forward the file to someone else (law
enforcement, lawyer, ISP):
Move cursor to the top tool bar and click on "Write" Insert the email
address you want to forward the file to Type any info in the body of
the message, if needed To add the html file you just generated in the
above steps, click on "Attachments" When the "Attachments Window" opens,
click on "Attach" Find the file in the directory window and highlight
the file name. If you followed the "Desktop" instructions, the directory
name is "c:\desktop". If there are too many files that appear, type
"*.html" in the file name. The use of the asterisk (also called a star
by some) lists all files that are html. Click on "open" Click on "OK"
Click on "Send now" The message and attached file have now been sent.
Please be aware that AOL only keeps messages in your INBOX for two
weeks, unless you save it as NEW or save it in a separate folder in your
AOL directory on your computer.
Additionally, a screen name of TOSEMAIL1 has been identified as a
source of help for unacceptable email in the AOL system. Just enter
tosemail1 in the "send to" screen. If you are outside of the AOL
environment, the address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The default option is that full headers appear at the BOTTOM of each received message.
When reading an email message, look at the toolbar just above the
message itself. There should be a button that reads BLAH BLAH BLAH in
black and white. Click on this and the full headers will appear. Then
select all, copy and paste into a new message to send to the offender's
ISP, or click on the forward button and the full headers will
automatically be placed in the new email message.
View the message Use the "save to disk" option Open the message's
text file with your favorite text editor (notepad) Copy the message from
the text editor
Click on MESSAGE, then "Show Full Headers." Go to the message, click
inside the message pane, COPY, then PASTE to a text file or forward the
message to yourself or to the appropriate ISP.
Go to Options Go to Preferences Scroll down to Headers, then click on Advanced Headers
Juno Version 4+
On the drop down menu "Options", choose "Email Options.." (press
ctrl-E) Under "Show Message Headers", select the "full" option. Click
the OK button to save the setting. Juno version 4+ can display MIME and
HTML email, but does not provide a way of Viewing the HTML Source for
the message within Juno. To get the full source, including HTML codes:
In the Juno mail client, click "file" and then "Save Message as Text
File.." (ctrl-T). Give the file a name which you will remember (many
people save temporary files to the desktop). Double-click on the
Lotus Notes 4.6 (Win 9x client)
Open the properties box on the message (in the default installation
of the Notes Client, it will be the first smart icon on the left, but
you can also right-click on the document and choose properties from that
menu) Choose the second tab on the properties box, which is a list of
fields and their contents Scroll down to the field "$additionalheaders."
Select the contents of the field and hit Ctrl+C to copy them to your
clipboard Open a new email message, put your cursor in the body of the
message, and hit Ctrl+V to paste the headers there If Notes will not
permit you to select the contents of the field, you'll have to manually
copy them to a new message - please be very careful in doing so.
To read (and copy) the header using Microsoft Exchange, do the
following: Open the message in Exchange to view it. Choose "File," then
"Properties," then "Internet." The header will be visible and will be
highlighted. Simply right click and copy it. Then paste on the front of
the message and forward it to your abuse department.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
I just stumbled onto a way to attach the full header to a message.
Choose "Properties" under "File". Click on the "Details" tab. This will
show the full header. Now right click and choose "Select All". Right
click again and choose "Copy". Start a new message, right click again,
and choose "Paste". This will paste the entire header into this new (and
temporary) message. Copy the header from the new message and paste it
back onto the original. The paste command doesn't work directly on the
original message. This isn't elegant, but it seems to work.
Microsoft Internet News
For those people who use Microsoft's Internet News, simply (while
viewing the message) click on File, Properties, then click on the
Details tab. Sending complaints to email@example.com will also work. Some
other addresses are support@, webmaster@, and newsmaster@
Microsoft Outlook 98, Outlook 2000, Outlook 2003
Open the message and select View, then Options from the drop-down
menus. Near the bottom of the screen you'll see a section titled
INTERNET HEADERS. You can copy the headers and paste them into an email
elsewhere to get them to the proper people.
Microsoft Outlook 2007
Double click on the email message so that it is open in its own
window. Outlook 2007 uses a watered-down version of Word 2007 as the
email editor and with it comes the new ribbon user interface. Thus, the
"Options" feature is no longer under "View", as with previous versions
of Outlook, and takes some hunting to find it, but it is there. It is on
the "Message" tab, in the "Options" block, which is the fourth block
over. To the right of "Options", there is a little button with an arrow
in it. Click on it and you have the message options menu with the
internet headers in the bottom section. Select this information and
copy/paste it as needed.
If you don't have the message yet open, which is better yet, and you
wish to see the header, right click on the message in your inbox and
choose "Message Options". You will be looking at the headers at this
Microsoft Outlook 2010
Double click on the email message so it opens in its own window. Now
click on "File", then "Properties". The email header is found under the
"Internet Headers" option.
Microsoft Outlook Express 5
There's an even easier solution to expanding Microsoft's Outlook
Express 5 headers so that you can copy and paste it to another window:
Right click on the message and select Properties. Choose the Details
tab and select the Message Source Button. Select All (CTRL + A) and Copy
(CTRL + C). Close the Message Source window and the Properties window.
Select New Mail and position your cursor in the body of the email. Paste
(CTRL + V) the copied information. Send the email to the ISP where the
SPAM/UCE originated from.
Here's a tip to simplify the process of getting full headers when
using Outlook Express 5 and Windows 98 (don't know about other versions
Instead of selecting the message, right-clicking properties, clicking
details, then message source, simply select the message and press
Ctrl-F3. Then press Ctrl-A followed by Ctrl-C. (Ctrl-F3 takes care of
all the steps necessary to get to the full header. Ctrl-A selects all
the text and Ctrl-C copies it to the clipboard.)
Now start a new message or just forward the original message (which
takes less time than opening a new one) to the originating ISP.
To read the email headers in the Mozilla Thunderbird email client,
simply open the email. On the menu bar, go to View | Headers and select
"All". The headers are immediately displayed. The menu choices and the
results are shown in this hyperlinked image.
To read the email header in Netscape Messenger (the email reader
supplied with Netscape communicator) press Ctrl-U. A new window will
open with the full message including the complete header. To copy this
to a email message press Ctrl-A to highlight the entire message then
Ctrl-C to copy it. Open the email message you want to send. Using the
mouse, place the cursor in the body of the message, select edit / paste
as quoted, from the menu bar.
I found a simple way to view the headers of news spam in Netscape.
Simply click View-> document source when you're looking at the
offending item. The full headers are then visible.
If you want the full headers on Newswatcher, go to File, choose Preferences, and check the Show Article Headers box.
Choose Options and enable [x] Show Message Headers in Body of Message
In Pegasus, just hit Ctrl-H (or the backspace key) while reading a
message. You will see the full headers. Do this *before* hitting "F"
(for Forward), and the full headers will be forwarded, too. (True for
Pegasus 2.53, at least)
From the main Pine menu:
Type S for Setup then C for Config.
Use the space bar and down arrow to scroll until you reach the option
[ ] enable-full-header-cmd, then type X in the box to toggle the option
on. Type E to exit Config, and Y to save changes. The next time you
read a message, type H and the full headers will be displayed at the top
of the message. Type H again to hide the headers.
I think I've figured out one way of of getting the full headers on
Unix. We received a spam and the message had just the usual "from,"
"to," "date," "subject" headers. But when I saved the message in a
directory, then used the "type" command or printed it out, full headers
magically appeared, showing where they were really posting from.
While viewing the email, hit "Forward" on the sidebar. Address the
document to yourself. Completely erase the subject line. Put your cursor
on the first line of the "body" (text area); Hit "Return" (enter)
twice. Your cursor should now be on the 3rd line of the text area. Type
any "Alt" character on this line; DO NOT HIT "RETURN" Cut and Paste the
"Alt" character onto the subject line: (CMD+"A"), (CMD+"X"), (CMD +"V")
The "Alt" character should "jump" down to the message text-area. Hit
"Send"; open the received mail.
Some more header info for some Unix mail programs. Nearly nobody uses
mail and mailx any more, but they're available on almost all UNIX
systems, so let's start with those. You can exit your current mail
program without changing the mailbox and then look at the mail message
using mail or mailx. Showing a mail message with the Print or P command
displays all of the header lines. Note capital P -- it's important.
Saving the current mail message with the saveretain command saves all of
the header lines. (On some systems, Save or S -- note the capitals! --
does this too).
There are lots of other mail readers; the one I use is ELM. In ELM,
you display the headers for the current message with the H command.