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How to set Outlook to download only E-mail headers

Outlook offers the capability to download only the e-mail header, which includes the sender and the subject of the e-mail and display these onscreen before downloading the message itself. This enables you to browse through your e-mails without actually having to download all the e-mails and their attachments in their entirety, which can often be a lengthy task.below are some step that helps you to download only E-mail headers.

Steps to download only the e-mail headers-

1. On the Send / Receive tab, choose to Send/Receive Groups.

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2. In the Send/Receive Group list, choose Define Send/Receive Groups… (or press Ctrl+Alt+S).

3. Select a group to modify and click Edit.

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4. From the Accounts section on the left side of the dialog box, you can select the mail account that you want to modify the settings for.

5. Select a folder from the list of folders in the Folder Options section and then choose the option download headers only.

It is possible to have a different setting for each folder in an account, so, for example, you could set Outlook to download only headers in a folder that you know gets a large volume of e-mails.

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Note: This works only for POP3, not for IMAP protocol…

6. Click OK to save the setting.

How to set Outlook to download only E-mail headers-step-4

Watch this video to download only the headers of an email message

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