How to forward emails with headers

If you're here, we've probably asked you to forward us a suspect email with the full headers attached. The process is really simple and is extremely helpful for us to investigate further.

Gmail

  • Log in to Gmail
  • Open the message you'd like to view headers for
  • Click the three vertical dots " ⋮ " next to reply
  • Select Show original. The original message will show in a new browser tab
  • Click the "Copy to Clipboard" button to copy the entire message
  • Close the browser tab containing the original message
  • Compose a new email message and add the "To" address (e.g., hello@tryst.link)
  • Paste the copied text into the new message
  • Send the message

ProtonMail

  • Log in to ProtonMail
  • Open the message you'd like to view headers for
  • Click the more arrow next to the reply buttons
  • Select View Headers. The original message will show in an modal window
  • Click download to save the file to your computer
  • Compose a new email message and add the "To" address (e.g., hello@tryst.link)
  • Attach the file you just downloaded
  • Send the message

Hotmail

  • Log in to Hotmail
  • Highlight the message you'd like to view headers for
  • Right-click the message in the message list
  • Select View message source
  • Copy the entire content and paste into a new message
  • Add the "To" address (e.g., hello@tryst.link)
  • Send the message

Yahoo Mail

  • Log in to Yahoo
  • Highlight the message you'd like to view headers for
  • Right-click the message in the message list
  • Select View Full Headers
  • Copy the entire content and paste into a new message
  • Add the "To" address (e.g., hello@tryst.link)
  • Send the message

Most desktop mail clients (Outlook, Apple Mail, etc.)

  • Compose a new email message and set the "To" address (e.g., hello@tryst.link)
  • Select the offending message and drag it to the open composer where it should appear as an attachment
  • Send the message