Exchange Server 2013

The NormalizedBody element specifies an HTML representation of the Body property of an item as a fragment that can be inserted into another HTML body.

Last modified: October 18, 2012

Applies to: Exchange Online | Exchange Server 2013 | Office 365

<NormalizedBody BodyType=”Text | HTML” IsTruncated=”true | false”></NormalizedBody>


The following sections describe attributes, child elements, and parent elements.





Indicates the body type. The value of Text for the BodyType attribute indicates that the body is in plain text form. The value of HTML for the BodyType attribute indicates that the body is in HTML form. The BodyType attribute is required.


Indicates that the body contents have been truncated. A text value of false for the IsTruncated attribute indicates that the body contents have not been truncated. The normalized body will be truncated if the normalized body length is longer than the value set in the MaximumBodySize element.

Child elements


Parent elements

Item | Message | MeetingMessage | MeetingRequest | MeetingResponse | MeetingCancellation | Task | PostItem | CalendarItem | Contact | DistributionList

The text value of the NormalizedBody element is the normalized body of the item.

This element was introduced in Exchange Server 2013.

The schema that describes this element is located in the IIS virtual directory that hosts Exchange Web Services.


Schema name

Types schema

Validation file


Can be empty