Get eventMessage

Important: APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are in preview and are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Retrieve the properties and relationships of the eventMessage object.

Get the event message body in HTML or text format

Event message bodies can be in HTML or text format.

You can use the Prefer: outlook.body-content-type header to specify the desired format returned in the body and uniqueBody properties in a GET request:

  • Specify Prefer: outlook.body-content-type="text" to get a event message body returned in text format.
  • Specify Prefer: outlook.body-content-type="html", or just skip the header, to return the event message body in HTML format.

If you specify either header, the response will include the corresponding Preference-Applied header as confirmation:

  • For text format requests: Preference-Applied: outlook.body-content-type="text"
  • For HTML format requests: Preference-Applied: outlook.body-content-type="html"


One of the following scopes is required to execute this API: Mail.Read

HTTP request

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

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

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 eventMessage object 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: 248

  "receivedDateTime": "2016-10-19T10:37:00Z",
  "sentDateTime": "2016-10-19T10:37:00Z",
  "hasAttachments": true,
  "subject": "subject-value",
  "body": {
    "contentType": "html",
    "content": "content-value"
  "bodyPreview": "bodyPreview-value",
  "meetingMessageType": "meetingMessageType-value"