Earlier today I was sent an email by a client asking me to click a vote button if I approved of the technical documentation they had composed. After reading the documentation I went to click what I assumed would be some form of approved button however I couldn’t find it. After looking over every inch of the email window I decided to go ahead and compose my own test to see if I could first add voting buttons to an email composed in Outlook and second if I could use those actual voting buttons once I received the email to another email account. Below I show the location of the voting buttons in Outlook as well as how to compose an email to others and add a voting button.
Location Of The Voting Button Be In Email Composed In Outlook:
As you can see above the Voting button will be located in the top left corner of the received email window. Once you click on the Voting Button icon in the top left of the received email window you will be presented with the available voting options as shown in the below example image.
Email Voting Options Displayed After Clicking On Voting Button:
So if the voting button actually exists in the email you received, which it did not in the email that caused me to start looking into this issue, it will be easy to see in the top left corner of the received email window. If you want to send an email to others with a Voting Button attached this is also easy to do in Outlook as shown in the below example images.
Enable Voting Button In Email Composed In Outlook:
The first example image above shows the description of hovering over the Voting Button icon which can be reached by first clicking Compose Message and then clicking on the Options tab in the top bar of the email message you are composing. Once you make a selection on the type of voting button you want to display in the email message a check will appear next to the option letting you know that it is enabled as shown in the second example image above. In this example the Voting Button will allow you to cast a vote to Approve or Reject the email.