How to Create a Survey in Outlook

By Anthony Smith

Microsoft Outlook is a popular and powerful e-mail and contact management software program used by much of corporate America. One of its many features allows you to conduct simple surveys with just a few clicks of the mouse and an e-mail. Follow the steps below to use Outlook to conduct a survey of your own.

Step 1

Open the mail navigation window in Microsoft Outlook and click "New" to create a new e-mail message.

Step 2

Click on the "Options" tab at the top of the new window. Then select the icon labeled "Use Voting Buttons." (see graphic)

Step 3

Select "Custom" from the drop-down menu that appears.

Step 4

Choose what type of survey voting options you would like to use from the drop-down menu in the middle of the dialog box. (see graphic)

Step 5

Close the dialog box, then select the recipients for your survey as you would with any other Outlook e-mail message. Outlook recipients can respond to you with their votes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Recipients not on the Microsoft Outlook platform (such as those using Blackberry) may not be able to utilize the survey feature.