Finding the Sender of an Email Message in Microsoft Outlook

Have you ever received spam . . . from yourself?? I have! Here's how you found out who really sent the email message without opening the email.

Right-click the message in your message list, and choose Options. In there, you'll be able to find an email address that you probably don't recognize. Just look for it in the Internet headers box, as shown in the graphic below. This one is an email from me to menot one of those bad ones. debuted on May 26, 2005. provides examples of Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures for illustration only, without warranty either expressed or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties of merchantability and/or fitness for a particular purpose. The Formulas, Functions and Visual Basic procedures on this web site are provided "as is" and we do not guarantee that they can be used in all situations.

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