Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there some Addon for Thunderbird, which will display the "Received from" information from the email header? Ideally, I would like to be able to see the whole route where the email has traveled before it was delivered to me. But most importantly, I am interested in the originating IP

share|improve this question
You do know you can see this in the source of the e-mail? You can click a mail and then under view choose "Message source" (or type Ctrl+U). If you want to display the headers above the email it will take up a lot of space. But there are a lot of add-ons who can do this. Not sure if view-headers-toggle-button still works. Or this one. But did you already search for them yourself? – Rik Dec 9 '13 at 14:09
I did search but I could not find any. I know that the "Received From:" is in the email source. The body and the header are also in the email source, but people (usually) don't read email from the source source. Instead, they prefer to have the source parsed for them by their email client. – user1968963 Dec 9 '13 at 14:23
Well, the last one i mentioned still works. toggle-headers. Just install it, restart and select a mail and press H. Now for all mails you have all the headers above the mail. Not sure if you want all the headers though. I haven't looked any further for one where only headers are shown according to a filter you can provide. – Rik Dec 9 '13 at 14:35
There used to be the mailhops add-on but it doesn't work anymore. It was precisely what you where looking for, i think. – Rik Dec 9 '13 at 14:53

Received add-on

Received - add-on for Thunderbird, which will display the "Received from" information from the email header.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.