No way to view message source without opening email. Please go back to right-click an unopened message for this function.
No way to view message source without opening email...
I agree heartily with everyone who is strongly requesting the restoration of the ability to preview message source without awarding the phisher/spammers with a successful 'ping'.
I used the view message source to look at questionable emails without opening them. Vista ring a bell Microsoft? This was not a good change. Please move this menu back to right click. It was a feature I used all the time.
colin kurtz commented
seemingly Outlook does not feel the need to address security issues nor the requests of their users. Goodbye outlook!
guess who has this alt-click from the email list to view source without opening the message feature?
AOL and Yahoo (they're both Verizon now, but whatever)
who doesn't have this feature in their web mail?
MS and Google.
Mr. Matty K commented
Microsoft please fix this. The changed format makes investigation extremely hard.
The "View Message Source" function in the Outlook.com browser web app modifies the original Email Headers of a message and makes them impossible for header parsing tools to read the headers of the message correctly. This current view folds all of the white space and makes other formatting changes to render the full header un-parse-able by tools like https://mxtoolbox.com/emailheaders.aspx.
Please modify the "View Message Source" to display the un-modified version of the full email headers so that it can be easily copied and pasted into an RFC parser and be readable by the parser.
p.s. If you double click an email in the web browser and then click "View Message Source" you get another, further modified, version of the full email headers.
It's really ANNOYING that you took away the "right-click, view source" feature. Please stop insulting us and treating us like children!
Quelqu’un pourrait m’expliquer comment fermer ce compte complètement. Je n’en peux plus. Moment changer pour gmail ou autre. Pu capable de tous ces spams, etc. Blocage. Pls help me. 🤧🤧🤧🤧
I don't want to open the questionable message because that shows the Spammer that they have reached a real email person who will open their garbage messages and that will encourage them to continue to send more junk. With the ever increasing need for security these days it is not understandable, nor does it make sense, that Microsoft exposes their users to more security issues then they used to. I don't get it.
I, too, am very upset about losing the "View Message Source" feature. It MUST be used without opening an email. Opening the email and then checking the souce totally defeats the purpose! It is now available in my Inbox **AFTER** I open an email. Get rid of this and make it available when right clicking on the "From" in all folders...especially the Junk folder. That is the only way I can check a suspicous email.
ms outlook techs, pls take the time to read all of these comments on this program change ( actually revision back to what it was on previous version ). These users are all making a valid point. Change it back to the ability to right click on an email and select 'view message source'.
Restore "View Message Source" to right click options list. This option allowed viewing an email without opening the email. Worked very well when suspicious email is received to avoid opening malicious email and possible infection.
angga alfiansyah commented
your adresse or pass not correct
I agree with the other commenters. Given that this request was made almost FOUR MONTHS AGO I don't understand why MS hasn't restored the option. YOU ARE ENDANGERING OUR SECURITY AND ALSO PREVENTING USERS FROM MEANINGFULLY NOTIFYING THE ORGANIZATIONS BEING IMPERSONATED BY THE PHISHERS.
Hotmail lets an incredible amount of phishing spam through, I get repeated attempts of the same spams despite marking email as a phishing spam. (Gmail by contrast lets almost no spam at all through.)
As a responsible member of the online world I would like to be able to help the organizations being impersonated by sending them the headers and text of the phishing emails, but I am not willing to compromise my own machine by opening these.
Bring back right click to "View Message Source" WITHOUT opening message. If we have to open the message or view it in the reading or preview pane, it completely defeats the purpose. We need to see the source WITHOUT opening the message to determine if it is safe & legit. Pretty obvious.
Mark Hancock commented
Outlook team: One of your best features via the webpage login for email (I still use Hotmail), was to be able to right-click and select "View Message Source" with emails from unknown senders. (your spam filter is very good, but a few still get through every week)
That enabled me to see what the email was all about, without opening it and putting my computer at risk for a virus from a stranger. Why in the world did you take away that feature when security is so important to all of us?
Also, via the webpage for email, I could see the plain text of a message. When I use regular Outlook, there is a Message Options and Properties option that at least tells me who the message is from, but the text of the message is always not shown and instead it is lots of computer messy looking code in place of the text.
Please fix this (you are forcing me to look for other options for my email so I can keep my computer safe).
Mike Knight commented
This removal of an existing feature, I consider valuable annoys me every time I receive mail from an unknown sender.
Looking at the mail routing history and message source is the only sensible alternative to deleting unexpected mail.
Now if I am to report mail as malicious or phishing then I must safely examine the mail. This is only possible by looking at the raw message.
Also, I want to view the source of a message after opining it.
It appears all you allow with view source is an HTML view rather than a text view - please tell me if I am wrong.
I am pleased that every comment so far recognises the idiocy of this new non-feature. Get somebody on the design team who knows what email is all about. Changes for changes sake are not worth a pinch of nothing.
PLEASE!!! Bring back the functionality to view the source of an unopened email. It should never have been removed and presents a serious security problem. You must be able to view the source of suspicious emails without opening them and possibly activating some virus or malware. This was a significant regression; you clearly have the functionality. Can someone at Microsoft explain why they are so unconcerned about the safety of their users? Charge for it if you have to, just bring it back!
There was an option to 'View Source' that allowed me to know if an email was a phishing scam. Please return it.
I would also like the option to remove 'Recover Mail'
The new outlook is less functional than the old outlook. Bring back the missing functionality - we are unable to see message headers without opening the email. In the old outlook, you could right click on the message and see the message headers without opening the email message. New Outlook forces you to open the message first, which defeats the purpose of checking message headers on suspicious emails.