Voting buttons

I have a client who used to use "voting buttons" in Outlook when sending emails when she worked for another company. She now works at a company that I support, and she wants to use this feature of Outlook. I have never seen the voting buttons, and no-one else here uses them, but this new employee wants to use them, which is fair enough.

When she sends an email with the voting buttons turned on, the recipient does not receive what they are supposed to, regardless of who the email is sent to, or the mail application they are using.

She is using Outlook 2000 SP3 on a W2k SP4 box on a 2000 server domain, but using POP3 email, not Exchange.

Any ideas on why this would not be working?


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voting buttons are available only with  Exchange Server.So without it you wont get that option.

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Limitations when exchanging messages
In a mixed environment, Outlook users should be aware that their coworkers who use Microsoft Exchange Client cannot take full advantage of many Outlook 2003 messaging features. The following items are examples of these features:

Enhanced standard message form
Advanced features such as Information Rights Management message protection and message expiration might not be viewable to Microsoft Exchange Client users.

Voting buttons and other extended message properties
When a Microsoft Exchange Client user opens an Outlook 2003 message, extended Outlook message properties, such as voting buttons, are ignored because they are not recognized by Microsoft Exchange Client. In this scenario, Microsoft Exchange Client users receive only the text of the Subject line and the body of the voting message. No voting buttons are displayed.

Private items
Microsoft Exchange Client users can view e-mail messages or calendar items marked private if they have been granted folder access privileges for the folder where the item is stored.

Non-table views
Microsoft Exchange Client cannot display Outlook non-table views (such as the day, week, and month views in the calendar), or card, icon, and timeline views.

Preview pane
Outlook 2003 has a built-in preview pane called the Reading Pane. The Microsoft Exchange Client preview pane is not compatible with Outlook.

Saved views
Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Client use different formats to create saved views. Outlook supports both formats, so Outlook users can use any Microsoft Exchange Client view. By contrast, Microsoft Exchange Client does not support the Outlook format, so Microsoft Exchange Client cannot use Outlook views.

Outlook users can attach Outlook items that are not messages (such as a contact) to a message. However, Microsoft Exchange Client users receive these items as text-only attachments.

Limitations with other collaboration features
There are other interoperability differences between Outlook 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Client features in addition to those relating to exchanging e-mail messages and using public folders. The following items are examples of these limitations:

Microsoft Exchange Client users use the Inbox Assistant to manage rules. By contrast, Outlook 2003 includes a Rules and Alerts feature that allows users to manage Inbox Assistant rules (server-side rules) in addition to their Outlook rules (client-side rules).

Forms created by using the Outlook 2003 forms design environment can be used only by Outlook users. However, if you have custom solutions that depend on Electronic Forms Designer, note that Electronic Forms Designer is no longer supported in Outlook 2003.

Task delegation
When an Outlook 2003 user delegates a task to a user who is running Microsoft Exchange Client, the recipient receives only an e-mail message that lists the description of the task, start and end dates, and other information as text in the body of the message.


This feature requires that you use a Microsoft Exchange Server e-mail account.

In the message, click Options.
Under Voting and Tracking options, select the Use voting buttons check box, and then in the box, click the voting button names you want to use.
To create your own voting button names, delete the default button names, and then type any text you want. Separate the button names with semicolons.

Under Delivery options, select the Save sent message to check box. To select a folder other than the Sent Items folder, click Browse.
Click Close.

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