Create polls in email messages for Outlook 2010

Did you ever have an incident where you would like to ask a group of people a few questions but did not have the time to organize a meeting? Microsoft Outlook makes it easy to create a poll by including voting buttons in an email message that you are sending. The recipients’ votes are delivered to your inbox.

i. Include a voting buttons in a message

1. Click on New email message or open a message that you want to reply or forward.

2. Go to [Options] tab -> [Tracking] group -> Click [Use Voting Buttons].

3. Choose from one of the following. If you choose [Custom], you can create your own custom voting names such as choosing which restaurants to dine in for lunch meeting.

a. When the Properties dialog box appears, under [Voting and Tracking options], select the [Use voting buttons] check box.

b. Use the default button options, or delete the default options and then type the text that you want, and use semicolons to separate the button names.

Note*** Under Properties, you have many other options such as Request a delivery receipt for the message, read receipt, send the replies to a specific person and others.

ii. Review the voting responses

Open the message that you sent which included voting buttons. Then go to the [Message] tab -> [Show] group then click [Tracking].

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One Response to Create polls in email messages for Outlook 2010

  1. Mary May 10, 2013 at 6:49 am #

    When I choose the voting button the message options dialog box does not appear. I am using office 2010 on an exchange account. Any idea why the message options dialog box doesn’t appear?

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