Delete message

Namespace: microsoft.graph


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Delete a message in the specified user's mailbox, or delete a relationship of the message.

For example, you can delete a specific @-mention of the specified user in the message.

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.


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

To delete the specified message:

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

To delete a specific mention in a message:

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

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 204 No Content response code. It does not return anything in the response body.


Request 1

The first example deletes the specified message.

Response 1

Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content
Request 2

The next example deletes a certain mention in the specified message.

Response 2

Here is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content