What are email headers?

Headers are all the letters, numbers and symbols that you see either at the top or bottom of emails you have received - if you can't see this information, check out the links below for instructions on how to show headers in your email program. Headers contain information such as the subject, recipient's name and email address, sender's name and email address, and information that can pinpoint the sender's location in the real world.

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