[ aws . workmailmessageflow ]



Retrieves the raw content of an in-transit email message, in MIME format.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--message-id <value>


--message-id (string)

The identifier of the email message to retrieve.

outfile (string) Filename where the content will be saved

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To get the raw content of an email message

The following get-raw-message-content example gets the raw content of an in-transit email message and sends it to a text file named test.

aws workmailmessageflow get-raw-message-content \
    --message-id a1b2cd34-ef5g-6h7j-kl8m-npq9012345rs \

Contents of file test after command runs:

Subject: Hello World
From: =?UTF-8?Q?marymajor_marymajor?= <marymajor@example.com>
To: =?UTF-8?Q?mateojackson=40example=2Enet?= <mateojackson@example.net>
Date: Thu, 7 Nov 2019 19:22:46 +0000
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
References: <mail.1ab23c45.5de6.7f890g123hj45678@storage.wm.amazon.com>
X-Priority: 3 (Normal)
X-Mailer: Amazon WorkMail
Thread-Index: EXAMPLE
Thread-Topic: Hello World
Message-Id: <mail.1ab23c45.5de6.7f890g123hj45678@storage.wm.amazon.com>

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. Your mail reader does not
understand MIME message format.
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit

hello world

Content-Type: text/html; charset=utf-8
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<meta name=3D"Generator" content=3D"Amazon WorkMail v3.0-4510">
<meta http-equiv=3D"Content-Type" content=3D"text/html; charset=3Dutf-8">=

<p style=3D"margin: 0px; font-family: Arial, Tahoma, Helvetica, sans-seri=
f; font-size: small;">hello world</p>

For more information, see Retrieving Message Content with AWS Lambda in the Amazon WorkMail Administrator Guide.


messageContent -> (blob)

The raw content of the email message, in MIME format.