Update mailSearchFolder

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Update the writable properties of a mailSearchFolder object.


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

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

Request headers

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

Request body

In the request body, supply the values for relevant fields that should be updated. Existing properties that are not included in the request body will maintain their previous values or be recalculated based on changes to other property values. For best performance, don't include existing values that haven't changed.

Property Type Description
displayName String The display name of the mailFolder.
includeNestedFolders Boolean How the mailbox folder hierarchy should be traversed. true means that a deep search should be done while false means a shallow search should be done instead.
sourceFolderIds String collection The mailbox folders that should be mined.
filterQuery String The OData query to filter the messages.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and an updated mailFolder object in the response body.



The following is an example request that updates the filterQuery property of the search folder.

PATCH https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/me/mailFolders/AAMkAGVmMDEzM
Content-type: application/json

  "@odata.type": "microsoft.graph.mailSearchFolder",
  "filterQuery": "contains(subject, 'Analytics')"


The following is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json

  "@odata.type": "#microsoft.graph.mailSearchFolder",
  "id": "AAMkAGVmMDEzMx",
  "displayName": "Get MyAnalytics",
  "parentFolderId": "AAMkAGVmMDEzMy",
  "childFolderCount": 0,
  "unreadItemCount": 0,
  "totalItemCount": 0,
  "isSupported": true,
  "includeNestedFolders": true,
  "sourceFolderIds": [
  "filterQuery": "contains(subject, 'Analytics')"