The other day, we were planning a surprise baby shower party for our teammate, Janelle. Since it was a surprise one, we cannot plan it on meetings, everything was coordinated and decided through emails and instant messages for two days. When we were deciding on the food, I wanted a poll, similar to what our different committees use during events. I know it is possible through email but I’m clueless. So I went to Mr. Google and asked.
Here is what I found.
- 1. Open a new message.
- In the toolbar section, look for Options… and click it.
A new dialogue box will open.
- Look for the Voting and Tracking options header.
- Tick the Use voting buttons: check box.
The default values are Approve;Reject. If you want a custom one, delete this, enter your choices separated by a semicolon (;).
You’re technically done at this point. But if you want to send your recipients’ replies to another mailbox, continue with the steps below.
- Look for the Delivery options header.
- Tick the Have replies sent to: check box.
Your name is the default value. Change this to the person or address where you want the replies to go. If you are unsure, you can click on Select Names… button and select the address from there.
- Click Close.
You should be back to your email body.
- Type your email message and when you are done, click Send.
There, you just sent a poll using Microsoft Outlook 2003.