List Outlook categories

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Get all the categories that have been defined for the user.


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) MailboxSettings.Read
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) MailboxSettings.Read
Application MailboxSettings.Read

HTTP request

GET /me/outlook/masterCategories
GET /users/{id|userPrincipalName}/outlook/masterCategories

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization 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 collection of outlookCategory objects in the response body.



Here is an example of the request.


Here 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

      "displayName":"Red category",
      "displayName":"Orange category",
      "displayName":"Yellow category",
      "displayName":"Green category",
      "displayName":"Blue category",
      "displayName":"Purple category",