Exchange Server 2013

The MailboxScope element identifies whether a search or fetch for a conversation should span either the primary mailbox, archive mailbox, or both the primary and archive mailbox.

Last modified: October 17, 2012

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

<MailboxScope> PrimaryOnly | ArchiveOnly | All </MailboxScope>


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



Child elements


Parent elements

FindConversation | GetConversationItems | Conversation (ConversationType)

The text value of the MailboxScope element is the scope for finding or getting items in a conversation across either primary mailboxes, archive mailboxes, or both primary and archive mailboxes. A text value of PrimaryOnly indicates a scope that targets the primary mailbox for a user. A text value of ArchiveOnly indicates a scope that targets the archive mailbox for a user. A text value of All indicates a scope that targets both the primary mailbox and archive mailbox.

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

Messages schema

Validation file


Can be empty