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How to View the Sender of a Message in Imail

 

You can view the actual sender of an e-mail message by checking the header information. Understanding how to do this may protect you from identity theft and other hazards.

  1. To view the headers of a message, click the triangle next to the subject.
  2. Point at (but don’t click on) the From address. A yellow box may appear briefly with the e-mail address. You can also look in the lower left corner for the address. If you don’t recognize the sender, proceed with caution. Hackers and spammers may try to make it appear as though a message is sent from a legitimate source.

    This example is a legitimate message sent from an IUP employee.

    viewing-from-info

    This example below is a message from an unknown sender that was flagged correctly as spam.

    unknown-sender-info

Last modified on 8/2/2011 11:45:34 AM
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