Need email "View Source" back
"View Source" was an important tool for looking at the source (headers, body, servers, etc.) of a received message. It was in the context menu (right-click) but is no longer there. I could not find it in the menus either.
I'm not sure of the thought process behind removing such a basic and vital feature in the new outlook for Mac. I am stunned that this is still a problem in Jan 2021 when first opened over a year ago in Nov 2019.
Corporate admins, operations, developers, testers use this feature often when developing, testing, validating, troubleshooting email features in applications.
Corporate restrictions (like mine), often restrict use of add-ins so "Message Header Analyzer" is not an option.
Relying on web outlook version for this functionality is cumbersome and inefficient.
I've been trying to use the new outlook for many months now but will be returning back to the older "more complete" version.
Sebastian Patino-Lang commented
Outlook is the most important eMail client on the planet. Developers depend on it. Please add this (very simple) feature back.
WORKAROUND: log into the Web Outlook version instead, right-click on the message, and select "View message details".
It is so wrong, in this era of scam and spam and fraud, that Microsoft would omit this feature from the interface.
Justin Palk commented
I agree - this is a necessary feature, and it's inconvenient to have to go back to the "old outlook" to access it.
A Ott commented
Troubleshooting without view SMTP headers is impossible. So I don't care about the "new" look if functionality like this is lost!
Matt Leipham Ellis commented
The third-party Add-in "Message Header Analyzer" looks useful but many organizations limit access to these services.
Rohin N commented
There is an integrated "Message Header Analyzer" on the new version, see the three dot option just below the search
Peter Weil commented
How ridiculous. Any email client worth its salt should offer the ability to view *both* headers and source. How MS could think that they should leave these out is beyond me.
Not sure what possessed the devs to remove such a fundamental feature. And it's not as if it's hard to implement--just send the unmodified original email to a text editor. This makes the "new" Outlook a no-go for me.
And installing an add-in (Message Header Analyzer) that "...can read or modify the contents of any item in your mailbox, and create new items. It can access personal information -- such as the body, subject, sender, recipients, or attachments -- in any message or calendar item. It may send this data to a third-party service" is not an acceptable solution.
Please add this back. View Source is the only way to see the actual headers for viewing SPAM messages.
Along these lines - when you Save / export a message into .eml format, PLEASE add in the header info. Exported messages do not have any of the extended header info.
Steve Dussault commented
This is an essential feature for email today. Could Microsoft please explain why this feature was removed? New releases of a program should add functionality -not remove it!
Brian Mogged commented
First five minutes of using the new outlook on Mac for work I needed to view source. I had to switch back to get the functionality, very disappointing.
Joe Taylor commented
I need this for reviewing questionable emails. Looked for it today and found it missing. Had to use 'old Outlook' to get the information. Please fix this soon!
Samantha Mantha commented
This should really be built in and is a big step backwards.
It is imperative to help avoid phishing to be able to view the source of the email. Removal of this feature is suboptimal.
You can view the message header in the "New Outlook" by saving the email to file and then opening the corresponding *.eml file with either TextEdit or Notepad.
It's not as easy but it works.
Francois Grenier commented
Message Header Analyzer will do it and format the information nicely.
I want to be able to build pretty and reliable emails, part of that is being able to see what Outlook sees in my markup. As an email developer this is critical for debugging.
To view raw email an essential feature. Helps understanding under the hood and gives peace of mind for the curious
Please bring this feature back. It is much needed for InfoSec folks.