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Seeking answers in an email

by baseplayer2 / November 25, 2016 12:55 AM PST

Very often, when I send someone an email, my message includes one or two questions. Sometimes, it's important that I get answers to these questions - but it always surprises me when someone replies to my email, but doesn't answer the questions.

I would love it if I could set up the questions in a way, that the person replying can't click on 'SEND' unless they have answered all the questions. Of course there are many forms on websites that do exactly that - but is there any way of incorporating such a form into your email?

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I'm going with no.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2016 8:08 AM PST

That's not what email does. There are websites with surveys that force completion but email is what it is. Even if you managed to send me a form, I hit reply and can type as I please.

You want a web site with the forms as you asked.

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Yes, but what if....?
by baseplayer2 / November 25, 2016 11:13 AM PST
In reply to: I'm going with no.

Thanks for that, but that's what I suspected.

But wouldn't it be good if some of the email service providers could incorporate this as a facility?

Click on a button such as "include question that must be answered"

Then we might get some answers!!

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I don't see how they could force it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 25, 2016 11:22 AM PST
In reply to: Yes, but what if....?

Unless you FORCED everyone to use specific email software the answer must be no.

I think in this instance you are looking at a web solution as there is no system in email clients that force what you want on the responder.

In short, wrong tool and system.

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