If you’ve ever had to troubleshoot your Gmail users’ mail, you know that getting message headers and interpreting bounce messages can sometimes be a chore. That’s why Gmail will be rolling out some user-facing features to make bounce messages and message headers easier to read and understand. Here’s what’s new:
Bounce messages are now easier for your users to understand
When users’ mail has problems being delivered, this new format will have user-friendlier text, as well as translations into the user’s language (if the language has been set on the account.) Below the improved bounce message, you can find the original bounce message, just like you’re used to from before.
Message Headers that are clear and readable
Key information about the message will now be shown in a table with an easy to read format. If you only care about the Message Id, SPF, or DKIM status, it’s right there in plain view. Additionally, there will be links to download the actual original message, and the ability to copy to clipboard. Below the table, you can find the original message header as before.
More Information: Trace an email with its full headers
Show Original launched to both Rapid and Scheduled release on September 27
Bounce messages launching to both Rapid and Scheduled release on December 13
Rollout pace:Full rollout
Impact:All end users