Setting up Voting Buttons

It is easy to create a poll in Microsoft Outlook by including voting buttons in an e-mail message. When recipients respond to the poll, you can automatically tabulate the results of the vote in Outlook.


As the Sender

  1. While composing a new message, click Options tab.
  2. Click Use Voting Buttons and choose the default voting answers.
    Setting up Voting Buttons 1
  3. Compose email as usual.
  4. Send email.

NOTE: You can create a custom list by clicking Custom on the User Voting Buttons menu. Then, enter your own options, separated by semicolon (;) in the Use voting buttons: text field.
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You will receive a message when someone responds. By clicking on the blue bar, you can choose View voting responses and get a full break-down of all responses.
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As the Recipient

  1. The recipient will receive an email.
  2. Click the bar that says This message includes voting buttons. Click here to vote. and choose the option.
    Setting up Voting Buttons 4
  3. You can Send response now or you can Edit the response before sending your message.
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  4. Click OK.
  5. The bar will report when you responded to the vote.
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