Create MailFolder

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Use this API to create a new mail folder in the root folder of the user's 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.ReadWrite
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Mail.ReadWrite
Application Mail.ReadWrite

HTTP request

POST /me/mailFolders
POST /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/mailFolders

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-Type application/json

Request body

In the request body, provide a JSON object with the following parameters. displayName is the only writable property for a MailFolder object.

Parameter Type Description
displayName String The display name of the new folder.


If successful, this method returns 201 Created response code and a MailFolder object in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 159

  "displayName": "Clutter"

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/1.1 201 Created
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 179

  "displayName": "Clutter",
  "parentFolderId": "AQMkADlmOGQwZmU3LWVjOWMtNDhiYgAtODcxNy1",
  "childFolderCount": 99,
  "unreadItemCount": 99,
  "totalItemCount": 99,
  "id": "hN2Y5OGRhNGYwODEALgAAA0DAKbvJvFhJgcT3lZpkhNQBAA1"