Get message

Retrieve the properties and relationships of a message object.

Since the message resource supports extensions, you can also use the GET operation to get custom properties and extension data in a message instance.

Currently, this operation returns message bodies in only HTML format.


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 message 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": "datetime-value",
  "sentDateTime": "datetime-value",
  "hasAttachments": true,
  "subject": "subject-value",
  "body": {
    "contentType": "html",
    "content": "content-value"
  "bodyPreview": "bodyPreview-value"

See also