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. To separate each answer, you can use the semicolon ( ; ) character.

To set up voting for an email:

  • Select the Options tab while composing a message and choose Use Voting Buttons-> Custom…

Specifying custom voting answers.
Specifying custom voting answers.

Alternative: Microsoft Forms and Quick Poll

Microsoft Forms buttonIf you need support for more questions and multiple answers, then using Microsoft Forms might be the better alternative.

Microsoft Forms is free to use and is a simple, lightweight browser app that lets you easily create surveys, quizzes, and polls. You can share these forms by publishing a link, sending a QR code, embedding it into a webpage or send them a link via email.

When you have an Office 365 Work or School account, you can also create these directly from within Outlook by installing the Quick Poll add-in.

For more info about what you can do with Microsoft Forms see the Forms help center.

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