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How to Find E-mail Headers in Outlook 2010

We have heard of Email subject, Email sender, Email attachment, but what is an Email header? Email header is a part of your Email message but is not displayed in along with the email message. This information stays hidden somewhere in the properties of every email message and contains information regarding the details of the sender, the time, the date, the routing details, the server details, and much more. A normal user might find interest in reading these details but for security reasons people might wish to know these details for tracking the origin of any email which they receive.

All the versions till Outlook 2007 displayed this information under the properties page of the Email. You have not seen such information even in these old versions then let me state that this information can be accessed by right clicking on any email and then selecting Message Option from the context menu. In the Message Options windows you will find a box at the bottom titled “Internet Headers” and this is the place which will give you all the details mentioned above. The information given in Outlook 2010 remains the same but the way to access this information is different than any other previous version. To access the mail header in outlook 2007 you need to double click the mail to open it in a separate window. When the mail opens, click on the File menu and then click on Info. The Info section will give you some addition options for performing tasks like setting the permissions, moving the mail to a specified folder, to resend or recall the mail, or to view its properties. Since we are here to view the headers of the mail so we will click on Properties in the Info section and this bring the same old style Properties box. In this box we can view the email headers at the same place which is at the bottom titled Internet Headers. The Properties box and the information and options given in it are the same as in the Properties box of earlier Outlook version but the only difference is the way to open this Properties window.

A sample of Email header to know it looks like is given below:
Return-Path:<bogdan@fx.ro>

Received: from srv01.advenzia.com(root@localhost)

By emailaddressmanager.com (8.11.6/8.11.6) with ESMTP id i2OApw

For support@emailaddressmanager.com; Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:00 PST

X-ClientAddr:192.168.1.1

Received: from abc.fx.ro

By srv01.advenzia.com(root@localhost)

For support@emailaddressmanager.com; Mon, 2 Aug 2010 10:00 PST

Date: Mon, 02 Aug 2010 10:00 PST

Message-ID: <200432468234626381286786182@mail.fx.ro>

Content-Disposition: inline

Content-Transfer-Encoding: binary

MIME-Version: 1.0

To: support@emailaddressmanager.com

Subject: test mail for reading email headers

From: bogdan@fx.ro

Reply-To: bogdan@fx.ro

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii

X-Originating-IP: 80.81.82.83

X-Mailer: FX Webmail webmailer FX RO

X-RAVMilter-Version: 8.3.3 (Snapshot 1239712398)(Mail)

Status: delivered

Given above is a sample email header and you can see something of this type in every emails properties. Using this you can find the location of the person who sent you the email. This can easily be done by knowing the IP address and then looking it up in any IP address lookup website.

Now Check Facebook on Outlook

Microsoft Outlook has now updated its Social Connector plug-in. This activity has been undertaken to allow its users to capture photographs and access the wall posts within their e-mail account. Facebook will be available on Outlook 2010, 2007 and 2003 versions. Social connector will also be able to connect Facebook profiles with contacts stored in Outlook.

Microsoft Wants to be Well linked in Social Arena

This is not the first time Microsoft has upgraded its Social Connector, looking at the market trends. Earlier this year, the company linked MySpace and LinkedIn to its Connector. In June this year Microsoft launched the Twinbox plug-in that allows viewing of Twitter posts in Outlook, itself.

Any updates from these social networks can appear in Outlook’s inbox. Microsoft has recently launched Social Connector version 1.1. By using this version the users will receive real time updates in the “People’s Pane” inside the Outlook.

Social networks are believed to be helpful to businesses in getting freely accessible information about their consumers, partners and peers. But if this information is not managed properly it can also act as a major information technology risk to any organization.

The Rationale Behind this Up Gradation

The number of users using online social networking websites is growing rapidly. Even large corporate have witnessed their employees using these sites from their office computers. It is believed that of all the internet users worldwide, approximately 67% visit social networking sites and blogs. Another study concluded that 56 percent employees in corporate used unsupported applications. Of these, 68 percent were accessing social networking sites.

Considering these figures Yahoo has already integrated Facebook updates into its mail account. Now its Microsoft’s turn to cater to needs of such users. This act will enable its e-mail users to utilize a complete communication hub right on their desktop. To achieve this goal the company has decided to integrate these sites on its Outlook Connector itself.

It’s a One Way Stream

Social Connector will allow Facebook’s contact information in Outlook but will not allow users to post the similar contact information on the social networking site. The users can rest assured in matters concerning their privacy. Social Connector will be as secure as these social networks.

With this activity Microsoft is willing to connect existing social networks instead of following its peer Google. It is rumored that Google will soon launch its own social networking site called “Buzz”.

Top Reasons to Try Office 2010 Beta Release

The MS Office 2010 Beta comes with several advantages over the earlier version of MS Office; here are the top 10 benefits of using Office 2010 Beta version.

Better Visuals

Microsoft Office 2010 beta version will bring whole new dimension in terms of picture formatting featuring advanced functionalities such as color saturation, adding artistic visual effects, and much more. With minimal efforts, the new Office suite will allow to transform simple documents into creative art works. You get new pre-built themes and SmartArt® graphic layouts with the Office 2010 beta.

Improved Presentations

You must have been counting on Microsoft to come up with something enticing in 2010 Office PowerPoint, and here’s just what the doctor ordered! Now, it is possible to bookmark key point in video, add effects, fades, and much more even in the videos, using PowerPoint 2010.

All videos inserted into the presentation are embedded automatically; so, you can take a breather, and forget worrying about managing and sending additional video files along with your presentations.

Better Controls and Greater Efficiency

Now you can dream of accomplishing more when working together, as the latest version of Office Suite also allows you to brainstorm ideas, working in groups, and provides enhanced version control capabilities.

Microsoft Office Web Apps

Office 2010 no longer limits the functionalities to your local PC, as you can now store your Excel sheets, PowerPoint presentations, Word documents, and OneNote files online, and share them over the internet with your colleges/friends.

Working Together Even From Remote Locations

The new co-authoring features allows multiple authors to work with Word 2010, OneNote shared notebook, PowerPoint 2010, and Excel Web App seamlessly, even from different locations. This is probably something that the corporate users had been long dreaming for. With the power of Office 2010 by your side, all you need is a compatible Smartphone and an internet connection to work, no matter wherever you may go.

Microsoft Office Mobile 2010

Now get more out of your Smartphone running on Windows Mobile OS, and enhanced mobile versions of Office 2010 applications. As mentioned above, you can work from remote places with your Smartphone, and access web apps, Excel sheets, Word documents, and PowerPoint presentations.

Manage Greater Volumes of E-Mail

Yes, rightly guessed, the Outlook 2010 even allows you to compress your long e-mail threads, and categorize them. You can even perform multi-command tasks, and do a lot more with the click of a button; so, save space and time with Office 2010.

Do More in Less Time

Now you can even broadcast your PowerPoint presentation to a remote audience, irrespective of the fact whether they’ve got PowerPoint installed on their machine.

What’s more, there’s a new file menu option to manage your tasks called the Microsoft Office Backstage™ view. Now, you can even customize your tabs, and personalize almost everything in Office 2010.

So, try out Office 2010 beta today!

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