Create MailFolder

Use this API to create a new child mailfolder.

Permissions

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

Specify the parent folder in the query URL as a folder ID, or the Inbox, Drafts, SentItems, or DeletedItems well-known folder name.

Request headers

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

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.

Response

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

Example

Request

Here is an example of the request.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/mailFolders/{id}/childFolders
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 159

{
  "displayName": "displayName-value",
}
Response

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: 179

{
  "displayName": "displayName-value",
  "parentFolderId": "parentFolderId-value",
  "childFolderCount": 99,
  "unreadItemCount": 99,
  "totalItemCount": 99,
  "id": "id-value"
}