List attachments

Retrieve a list of attachment objects attached to a message.


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