List messages

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Get all the messages in the specified user's mailbox, or those messages in a specified folder in the mailbox.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Mail.ReadBasic, Mail.Read, Mail.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Mail.ReadBasic, Mail.Read, Mail.ReadWrite
Application Mail.ReadBasic.All, Mail.Read, Mail.ReadWrite

HTTP request

GET /me/mailFolders/{id}/messages
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/mailFolders/{id}/messages

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and collection of Message objects in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.


Here is an example of the response. Note: The response object shown here may be truncated for brevity. All of the properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 317

  "value": [
      "receivedDateTime": "datetime-value",
      "sentDateTime": "datetime-value",
      "hasAttachments": true,
      "subject": "subject-value",
      "body": {
        "contentType": "",
        "content": "content-value"
      "bodyPreview": "bodyPreview-value"