List attachments

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Retrieve a list of attachment objects attached to a message.


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.Read
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Mail.Read
Application Mail.Read

HTTP request

Attachments for a message in a user's mailbox.

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

Attachments for a message contained in a top level mailFolder in a user's mailbox.

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

Attachments for a message contained in a child folder of a mailFolder in a user's mailbox. The example below shows one level of nesting, but a message can be located in a child of a child and so on.

GET /me/mailFolders/{id}/childFolders/{id}/.../messages/{id}/attachments/{id}
GET /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/mailFolders/{id}/childFolders/{id}/messages/{id}/attachments/{id}

Optional query parameters

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

In particular, you can use the $expand query parameter to include all of the message attachments inline with the rest of the message properties. For example:


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 Attachment 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: 215

  "value": [
      "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.fileAttachment",
      "contentType": "contentType-value",
      "contentLocation": "contentLocation-value",
      "contentBytes": "contentBytes-value",
      "contentId": "null",
      "lastModifiedDateTime": "2016-10-19T10:37:00Z",
      "id": "id-value",
      "isInline": false,
      "isContactPhoto": false,
      "name": "name-value",
      "size": 99