Zimbra REST API Reference:Get Item

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REST API Method: Get Item

Gets an item.



Item Id

  • {item-id}. Required. Specifies the item id.


Type Formats Default Format Comments
Mail Message json,xml,rss,atom,zip,tar,tgz,sync Defaults to MIME. When using the zip,tar,tgz formats, the mail message is packaged in the archive as a .eml file (i.e. plain text in MIME format).
Appointment json,xml,ics Defaults to iCalendar format(.ics).  
Contact json,xml,vcf Defaults to vCard format (.vcf).  
Task json,xml,ics,rss,atom Defaults to iCalendar format(.ics).  

See Response Formats for more information.

Requires Authentication

true (Go to Authentication)


  • id. Required. The item id.
  • fmt. Optional. The response format.

Mail Message Parameters

  • imap_id. Optional. Specify an IMAP id in lieu of a message id.
  • part. Optional. Specify which part of the MIME message to retrieve.

Usage Examples

Download the contacts as a CSV file:


Retrieve the contacts in XML format:


Retrieve the contacts in JSON format:


Download the contacts as a ZIP file:


Verified Against: Zimbra Collaboration Suite 6.0 Date Created: 01/16/2010
Article ID: https://wiki.zimbra.com/index.php?title=Zimbra_REST_API_Reference:Get_Item Date Modified: 2010-01-17

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