Email Header Analyzer Tool

Send an empty email to an auto-generated address to get a detailed email header analysis including DMARC, DKIM, SPF, MTA-STS, and BIMI compliances with the PowerDMARC MailAuth Analyzer tool! An instant message header analyzer for performing a quick analysis of your implemented protocols.

What is MailAuth Analyzer?

The in-platform MailAuth analyzer tool is your personal email header analyzer / message header analyzer that helps you detect, analyze and investigate your email authentication compliances (i.e. DMARC, DKIM, SPF, MTA-STS, and BIMI) through an empty test mail sent to an auto-generated email address. 

This message header analyzer tool helps you troubleshoot email issues faster and without any hassle through a quick and accurate analysis of your email message headers. Use the Email Header Analyzer to highlight vulnerabilities in your email’s security posture (e.g. missing or invalid DMARC records, an absent SPF record, syntax error in your DKIM record. etc.) through an instant reporting system. The tool will also highlight any alignment issues.

Email Header Analyzer Tool

How to use the Email Header Analyzer tool? 

Our main agenda while creating the email header analyzer tool is to make the process instant and easy. The wait to view the validity of your records is finally over! Know everything instantly on a single platform with your personal email message header analyzer.

How to Analyze Email Header?


Sign in/ Sign up to access your PowerDMARC portal. On the left-hand side menu bar, navigate to and click on “MailAuth Analyzer”.

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On the MailAuth Analyzer page, you will find an auto-generated email address, click on the copy button to copy this address to your clipboard.

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Open your mail account to send a test mail from the domain whose email authentication records you want to analyze. In the “Mail To:” section, paste the auto-generated email address. You can keep the contents of this test mail empty. Press send.

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Now head back to the MailAuth analyzer tool on your PowerDMARC portal, and click on the “refresh” button. You will now find instant results generated for your sending domain including your email address, the source IP, DMARC compliance for the email you sent, Creation date, and additional actions.

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Click on the “view” icon under “Actions” to view your detailed instant aggregate report. 


This report will contain your DMARC, SPF, and DKIM compliance results, the published policy and enforcement modes as well as the validity status of your MTA-STS, TLS-RPT, and BIMI records.


Moreover, you can scroll down to the bottom of this page to view your email headers both in the raw format as well as in a parsed human-readable format.

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Benefits of using our Email Header Analyzer Tool

You can use the message header analyzer tool despite having no DMARC records published on your DNS. This is an ideal tool if you want to instantly analyze email headers for your domain’s emails.

  • Instant Reporting

    The email header analysis is instant and accurate. No need to wait for 24 hours to view your aggregate reports and check authentication results and compliances. With the email header analyzer tool, it takes literally seconds to view!

  • No domain registrations needed

    You don’t need to go through the process of registering your domains and subdomains on the platform or publishing any records on your DNS to use the email header analyzer tool!

  • Full analysis of your email authentication protocols

    When we say it’s detailed, we mean it! By using the email header analyzer tool you get a complete overview of your implemented email authentication protocols: the validity status, configured DMARC policy, SPF and DKIM enforcement modes, and information about MTA-STS, TLS-RPT, and BIMI records.

  • View raw headers in a human-readable format

    No need to inspect your email headers from your account to fish for errors. You can directly view the raw file for your message headers by using the email header analyzer tool, as well as a human-readable parsed version of the same for ease of understanding!

  • No need to check records separately

    It’s a hassle to check your protocols separately using different tools, especially if you practice well-rounded protection with multi-factor email authentication. This tool helps you view results for all your implemented protocols on a single interface!

  • Best for testing purposes

    Started your email authentication journey recently and want to test your protocols quickly? This Email Header Analyzer tool has got you covered!

What are Email Headers?

Your message header can divulge a wealth of information regarding the authentication status of emails being sent from your own domain. It displays hidden headers that may often go unnoticed, containing accurate information about the source IP, return-path address, SPF, DKIM, and DMARC validation status for your emails, deliverability and alignment issues, etc. 

While the raw file for your email headers can be difficult to read, our Message Header Analyzer tool parses your email headers in a human-readable format that helps you easily read and understand this information.

What is MailAuth Analyzer

Usage and Additional Information

Use it as a Google Email Header Analyzer

Use our Message Header Analyzer tool to analyze your google mail headers! Just send an empty test mail from your google account to the auto-generated email address and view your results instantly on the MailAuth email header analyzer dashboard! 

Use it as a Microsoft Email Header Analyzer

If you use Microsoft as your email-sending source, you can send your test mail from your outlook account to the auto-generated email address to view a detailed report of your implemented authentication protocols on the MailAuth email header analyzer dashboard!

Note: You can test results for any domain, or sending source no matter what the sending organization may be! So Get started today!

Use it as an Email Deliverability Tester

You can use the email header analyzer tool as your email deliverability tester! Test email deliverability instantly to check whether your outbound emails are successfully reaching your clients for any ISP of your choice (Gmail, Microsoft, MailChimp, FastMail, Amazon SES, etc.). Improve the deliverability of your emails by getting to the root of the problem!

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Ready to Analyze Email Message Headers instantly for your domain? Use our Email Header Analyzer Tool now!