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From

The From request header contains an Internet email address for a human user who controls the requesting user agent.

If you are running a robotic user agent (e.g. a crawler), the From header should be sent, so you can be contacted if problems occur on servers, such as if the robot is sending excessive, unwanted, or invalid requests.

You shouldn't use the From header for access control or authentication.

Syntax

From: <email>

Directives

<email>
A machine-usable email address.

Examples

From: webmaster@example.org

Specifications

Specification Title
RFC 7231, section 5.5.1: From Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Feature Android webview Chrome for Android Edge mobile Firefox for Android IE mobile Opera Android iOS Safari
Basic support Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

See also

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https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTTP/Headers/From