You can now use Voting Buttons in your email message to get a response from your intended recipient or recipients of your email using Outlook. This Voting button option in Outlook is very handy when you are trying to decide upon a meeting time or anything else to determine where your email recipient(s) are leaning. You can even use Outlook to do the grunt work for you and tally the votes for you.
So, if FaceBook or IM is not an option for you and you wish to decide where to meet up after school or after work, then use the Email Voting Option provided through Outlook or Outlook Express Email
How to insert Email Voting Buttons into your Email message
Step # 1: Create your New Email Message
Step # 2: Select the Options tab
Step # 3: Select Use Voting Buttons option
Step # 4: Under Voting Buttons, you have four options to choose from. They are Approve; Reject, Yes;No , Yes;No;Maybe and finally Custom
Step # 5: Make sure your email is formatted in a way that you are asking a question and click Send
Note: When your recipient(s) get the email, they will see a highlighted line of text saying Vote by Clicking Vote in this Infobar and selecting your choice from the menu.
When they click the Highlighted section, they will see the list of Voting options to select from. After they select their choice, a confirmation message will appear giving them the choice of sending their selection or editing their selection before sending
How to get a Tally of the Votes in the Email Voting Option
Once your recipients start replying, you could tally the votes yourself where you see a Yes;No;Maybe option of the recipient beside their name or you could let Outlook do the grunt work especially if your message went to a large group of people.
Step #1: Go to your Sent Items
Step # 2: Open the email message that had the voting button option
Step # 3: Go to the Highlight section on the top. Click and then select View Voting Responses