·         From

·         This displays who the message is from, however, this can be easily forged and can be the least reliable.


·         Subject

This is what the sender placed as a topic of the email content.


·         Date

·         This shows the date and time the email message was composed.


·         To

·         This shows to whom the message was addressed, but may not contain the recipient's address.


·         Return-Path

·         The email address for return mail. This is the same as "Reply-To:".


·         Envelope-To

·         This header shows that this email was delivered to the mailbox of a subscriber whose email address is user@example.com.


·         Delivery Date

·         This shows the date and time at which the email was received by your (mt) service or email client.


·         Received

·         The received is the most important part of the email header and is usually the most reliable. They form a list of all the servers/computers through which the message traveled in order to reach you.

The received lines are best read from bottom to top. That is, the first "Received:" line is your own system or mail server. The last "Received:" line is where the mail originated. Each mail system has their own style of "Received:" line. A "Received:" line typically identifies the machine that received the mail and the machine from which the mail was received.


·         Dkim-Signature & Domainkey-Signature

·         These are related to domain keys which are currently not supported by (mt) Media Temple services. You can learn more about these by visiting: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DomainKeys.


·         Message-id

·         A unique string assigned by the mail system when the message is first created. These can easily be forged.


·         Mime-Version

·         Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is an Internet standard that extends the format of email. Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIME for more details.


·         Content-Type

·         Generally, this will tell you the format of the message, such as html or plaintext.


·         X-Spam-Status

·         Displays a spam score created by your service or mail client.


·         X-Spam-Level

·         Displays a spam score usually created by your service or mail client.


·        Message Body

·         This is the actual content of the email itself, written by the sender.