Monday, December 4, 2006

How to create a simple survey using Outlook

Often you have to send an e-mail to a group and you expect a simple Yes/No/Maybe response. You can save your time and their time by using a simple but not very well-known Outlook feature: voting and tracking. To do this click "New..." to create a new message.

On the message editor dialog toolbar click "Options..." and the "Message options" dialog will open:

Check "Use voting buttons" and select desired buttons. People will have the option to respond to your message by simply clicking a toolbar button. I hope it helps.

PS: There are also some more interesting settings on this dialog. The "Do not deliver before" can be used to send messages to your boss while your in a pub for example :).

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