To find out how email works, the message source is a good place to start. Not only will it tell you how the information that appears in your AIM Mail or AOL Mail Inbox is constructed, you can also see normally hidden headers and get tracing information that can help find the origin of spam.
View the Source of a Message in AIM Mail or AOL Mail
To see the full source of an email message in AIM Mail or AOL Mail:
- ›› Step by Step Screenshot Walkthrough (using an older version of AIM Mail)
- Click on the desired message with the right mouse button.
- Select View Message Source from the context menu that comes up.