I have a Samsung tablet and would like to check the HTML source code from a Gmail message. Does anybody know how to do this?

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    You mean, like when you use the "Show original" option in the desktop version of Gmail?
    – ale
    Nov 8, 2013 at 16:13

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I'm using Firefox Aurora for Android; I can simply type view-source: in front of the address in the address bar, and a new page loads with the HTML code, etc...displayed in a formatted viewer. I'm not sure if the other browsers have the same functionality, or what the corresponding command for those would be. You can find Firefox Aurora for Android at their website.

There's also a convenient Add-on that creates a menu shortcut for this function.

  • The question was about the source of an email, and since GMail is pretty heavily JS+Ajax-based, you (probably) can't see the source of the email itself. Nov 8, 2013 at 13:30
  • I also expect that they're using the Gmail app, not a browser.
    – ale
    Nov 8, 2013 at 13:31
  • presume, we can; however, until questions are asked with more specific details, we might as well presume the OP can put the "alternative" response I provided to good use.
    – ILMostro_7
    Nov 8, 2013 at 13:41

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