Step 3: Reveal the Sender's Email Address

The purpose of this document is to show how to mouse over the purported sender in an email header to reveal the sender’s email address.

Cement what you learn from these documents by selecting a spam or phish from your laptop Inbox and follow along with this narrative.

The three snippets below from our sample email’s top lines illustrate how the sender’s address is moused over and revealed.

The purported sender is Server Administrator.
Server Administrator

Mouse over the purported sender in your sample and linger for several seconds and the purported sender’s name will turn blue on a Mac. It will show a downward facing arrow on the right end of the purported sender’s name. Click the downward facing arrow to expose the sender’s actual email address.
Server Administrator Moused Over

The actual sender in our example is as revealed by a click on the downward facing arrow on the purported sender.
Actual Sender

Since the actual sender is from and not, this email is a phish.

Do send an email to yourself then mouse over your email address on the top line of the header to see the sender — you.
Now, do the same with a spam.

Introduction To Who Sent This Email
Step 1: Spot Spam and Phishes By Appearance and Tone
Step 2: Look for Red Flags
Step 4: Reveal the Sender’s Website Address