It is easy to create a poll in Microsoft Outlook by including voting buttons in an email message that you are sending. Recipients' votes are delivered to your Inbox.
Note A Microsoft Exchange Server account is required.
- Create a new email message, or open a message that you want to reply to or forward.
- On the Options tab, in the Tracking group, click Use Voting Buttons.
- Click one of the following:
- Yes;No When you want only a definite yes or a no, this is the best choice.
- Yes;No;Maybe This voting option offers recipients a third option.
- Custom Click this command to create your own custom voting button names. For example, you can ask your colleagues to choose among restaurants for a lunch meeting.
- When the Properties dialog box appears, under Voting and Tracking options, select the Use voting buttons check box.
- 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.
Review the voting responses
- Open the message that you sent which included voting buttons. By default, sent messages are saved in the Sent Items folder.
- On the Message tab, in the Show group, click Tracking.
Note Tracking does not appear until at least one recipient of the email message has replied with his or her vote.