Update rule

Change writable properties on a messageRule object and save the changes.


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) MailboxSettings.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) MailboxSettings.ReadWrite
Application MailboxSettings.ReadWrite

HTTP request

PATCH /me/mailFolders/inbox/messageRules/{id}
PATCH /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/mailFolders/inbox/messageRules/{id}

Optional request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance you shouldn't include existing values that haven't changed.

Property Type Description
actions messageRuleActions Actions to be taken on a message when the corresponding conditions are fulfilled.
conditions messageRulePredicates Conditions that when fulfilled, will trigger the corresponding actions for that rule.
displayName String The display name of the rule.
exceptions messageRulePredicates Exception conditions for the rule.
isEnabled Boolean Indicates whether the rule is enabled to be applied to messages.
isReadOnly Boolean Indicates if the rule is read-only and cannot be modified or deleted by the rules REST API.
sequence Int32 Indicates the order in which the rule is executed, among other rules.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and updated messageRule object in the response body.



The following example changes the name of the rule, and the actions to be taken for that rule in the example in Get rule, from forwarding to an address to marking its importance as high.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/mailFolders/inbox/messageRules/AQAAAJ5dZqA=
Content-type: application/json

    "displayName": "Important from partner",
    "actions": {
        "markImportance": "high"

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

  "displayName":"Important from partner",
    "markImportance": "high"