Delete mailFolder

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Delete the specified mailFolder. The folder can be a mailSearchFolder.

You can specify a mail folder by its folder ID, or by its well-known folder name, if one exists.

Note You may not be able to delete items in the recoverable items deletions folder (represented by the well-known folder name recoverableitemsdeletions). See Deleted item retention and Clean up deleted items for more information.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) Mail.ReadWrite Not available.
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Mail.ReadWrite Not available.
Application Mail.ReadWrite Not available.

HTTP request

DELETE /me/mailFolders/{id}
DELETE /users/{id | userPrincipalName}/mailFolders/{id}

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns 204 No Content response code. It doesn't return anything in the response body.



The following example shows a request.



The following example shows the response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content