Programmatically getting the MIME content of an outlook message using Microsoft Graph API


“How to get the MIME content of a given outlook message using Microsoft Graph API?”. This is one of the oldest request that i used to get from the custom app developers using Microsoft Graph API that i interact with Smile

The capability to get MIME message body is currently available only in the /beta version. As i updated earlier, similar to any other APIs in preview status, it is subject to change. So do not use this capability in production apps.

So there are two ways you can get this,

  • You can append a $value segment to a get-message operation on that message.
  • If the message is attached to an Outlook item or group post, you can append a $value segment to a get-attachment operation on that item or group post.

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Request:
https://graph.microsoft.com/beta/me/messages/AAMkAGVmMDEzMTM4LTZmYWUtNDdkNC1hMDZiLTU1OGY5OTZhYmY4OABGAAAAAAAiQ8W967B7TKBjgx9rVEURBwAiIsqMbYjsT5e-T7KzowPTAAAAAAEMAAAiIsqMbYjsT5e-T7KzowPTAAEMOXaXAAA=/$value

  • Above, i pass the ID of the outlook message
  • Also, i run the query in beta endpoint

Response:

From: MyAnalytics <no-reply@microsoft.com>
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Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 23:47:53 +0000
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MIME-Version: 1.0

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For more info, you can refer the documentation here.

Hope this helps.

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