I use a catch all email address on my domain, and would like to be able to figure out what address is being sent spam email. Unfortunately, I can't find a way to see what address an email in my inbox was sent to. Is there a way to determine the addressee of an email in iOS 8?

  • Inbound email shows the "To:" field on my phone, perhaps you only have one email account configured?
    – Tyson
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 16:02
  • ah, I see now in other emails there is a to field, must be something in particular about this spam that prevents mail from being able to read it from the headers. Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 16:34
  • That likely means there is no "To:" header, instead your domain was likely used in a "BCC:". Additionally BCC's never appear in the headers after the email is received, the mail server may however generate an "X-Apparently To:" header that will be visible if you can see all headers.
    – Tyson
    Commented Mar 27, 2015 at 16:39

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You would likely have to have an email app capable of displaying the raw headers of the email to trace this information. I do not believe the iOS 8 Mail app has this capability; it simply displays the most user-friendly information (your catch-all To: address). However, if you can access the same account through the Mac OS X Mail application (or Outlook, etc.), you can view the raw headers there.

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