Add ability to view source of an email
Like the Windows version add the ability to view the message source, this is useful for viewing all the message headers
Lionel Orishane commented
This would be helpful for .eml attached emails needing investigation from Internal users. Id this is already available, please guide me here. Thank you!
To do this, find the email in your folder view, right-click it, and choose "View Source." Not sure why this is impossible from the email window, but incompetent programming abounds.
It's insane that this isn't implemented yet in Outlook for Mac.
I really need this feature; I frequently analyze message headers for spam & phishing investigation. The comments from Max & Stephen are accurate, but don't take in to account messages not in your mailbox. Yes, I can view the source of messages in MY mailbox, but I cannot view the source/header for messages forwarded to me as an attachment - I have even tried dragging these messages into a folder in my mailbox; no go.
With spam out of control, users are directed to attach a problematic spam email and send it to IT in a new email so we can get and see the headers on the problematic spam email. When getting it as an attachment in Outlook 2016 for Mac, how do you view headers or View Source in Mac Outlook terms? On a PC in Outlook, you open the email, go under File menu and select Properties and you can see the headers for that spam email at the bottom of the window. I don't see a way to do this on Mac Outlook?
When collegues send me bad mails (maybe spam), i have to check the attached .eml file and it's Source. I'm only able to view the Source of mails from folders, not attached .eml files. I would really need this feature. I can only do it with my Windows VM now.
Stephan Tinnemeyer commented
Max is right. This function is already there even since Entourage!
Moreover, it shows you the actual message source not only the header plus the MIME header like the Windows version does.
Max Flodén commented
Actually you can already do this but it is not easy to find: From a folder, eg inbox, right click the message and from popup menu select View Source