Coming out of the recent “Emailgate” scandal in Trinidad & Tobago implicating government ministers in a sinister plot, several of our clients have asked how the authenticity of email correspondence can be verified.
IT professionals know that just a cursory look at email internet headers can reveal key information regarding the source, path and destination of email messages. Email internet headers determine where a message is sent, and records the specific path the message follows as it passes through each mail server.
Following are some basic guidelines on reading full email headers:
How to View Email Internet Headers
From your Outlook Inbox, Right Click on the specific message
Click Options or Message Options depending on your version of Outlook.