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Headers in Alpine or Pine

When reporting a phishing/malware attack to CamCERT (cert@cam.ac.uk), please include the full header information, as follows:

If you have not configured Alpine/Pine to show full headers before:

  1. From the main menu click Select setup.
  2. Choose config; you will have a lot of options to choose.
  3. Go to the feature list and turn on enable-full-header-cmd (pressing Return will do it).
    If it is already selected (i.e. there is a cross by the item), do nothing.
  4. Exit Setup.

You have now configured Alpine/Pine to show you full headers whenever you need them.

To show full headers in an individual message:

  1. Select the message in the usual way
  2. Type H

If you want to turn off full headers for this message, press H again.

If you need to look at full headers another time you will just need to press H when the message is displayed.

If you want to forward a message with full headers you will be asked whether to include the headers as an attachment. You should answer No to this.