Sending out a Voting email with custom answers

Within our company, we like to use Voting emails to decide on various things. However, not everything is a Yes/No/Maybe or Accept/Reject question.

For instance, what to get for lunch (we use it for more serious business stuff as well though).

How do I define my own answers when creating an email with voting buttons?

Button Use Voting ButtonsWhen enabling the voting option in your email, you can freely type in the space for the possible answers. Just make sure you separate each answer with a semicolon ( ; )

To set up voting for an email:

  • Outlook 2003 and previous
    Press the Options… button while composing a message
  • Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013 and Outlook 2016
    Select the Options tab while composing a message and choose Use Voting Buttons-> Custom…

Specifying custom voting answers (click to enlarge image).
Specifying custom voting answers (click to enlarge image).