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Windows Live Email Spell Check

Friday, July 15th, 2011 by | Filed Under: E-Mail Help

Melody Perales from Rockport, TX asks:

How do I get my Windows Live email spell check back? It suddenly disappeared and refuses to work.

Hello Melody, and thank you for the great question. Windows Live Mail automatically checks messages, and underlines words it suspects is wrong with a red squiggle line. If your Windows Live Mail is no longer doing this, however, there is a way to turn it back on.

Open Windows Live Mail by double-clicking the icon on your desktop. Alternately, open Windows Live Mail through the Start menu.

Press the Menu button at the top of the screen, or you can press the  ALT+M keys on your keyboard, and then click Options to open the Options window.

Click the Spelling tab.

Check the Always check spelling before sending check box.

Check the Automatically correct common capitalization and spelling mistakes check box.

Check the Check my spelling as I type check box.

Check the Check spelling in current input language check box.

Click OK to close the Options window.

We hope your Windows Live spell checker is now working. I, myself, couldn’t live without my spell checker.

~Rita Wood


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4 Responses to “Windows Live Email Spell Check”

  1. Honey says:

    Rita,has given a great response as I had the same problem,and her instructions were so easy to follow,thanks Rita…God bless you.

  2. Roger Black says:

    I have much the same problems with outlook express. When I press the spell check button to check on how well I typed the email, it tries to correct it in some other language. Even simple words like ‘it’ are given some other suggestion on how to spell it.

  3. Jean Byers says:

    For the life of me I can’t figure out how the respondent to the question about spelling in Windows Live Mail got File, Edit, Tools, etc. (just like OE) in the menu bar of Windows Live. It sure is not in mine. I have Options but the context list is entirely different. If there is a way. please post soon. It would be very useful. I have Win 7 Home Premium. Is this the problem?

  4. Allan Poe says:

    “Press the Menu button at the top of the screen”. My WLM does not have a Menu button.

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