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I'd like to see how a certain email was put together. So my question is: is there a "View Source" for emails sent to Gmail?

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migrated from superuser.com Oct 31 '12 at 11:40

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Cant you just "view source" in the browser? – jtheman Oct 30 '12 at 20:20
This belongs on SuperUser, but yes, "show original" after clicking on the arrow top-right – Jasper Oct 30 '12 at 20:20
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As Jasper pointed out, click the dropdown menu next to the reply button, and select Show original.

Show original

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When I do that, I only see the base64 encoding of the source. – Adam Parkin Oct 5 '15 at 15:24

Don't know the web client of Gmail, but some way to go would be to configure different email client (e.g. Thunderbird with imap a few clicks...) where you can easily view the source of the message.

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I had to actually do show original, and then do view source to see the source HTML.

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Why? Didn't you see the email's source when you did Show original? – Vidar S. Ramdal Apr 29 '14 at 14:21

Select Print email and it will open the link in a new window, where you can see all the source code.

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I think you're thinking of "Show original". – Al E. May 13 at 11:57

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