Check spelling in a Windows Mail message

The Windows Mail spelling checker helps you avoid embarrassing typos and misspellings.

To set the language for the spelling checker

Before you can check the spelling in a message, you must select the language you want to use.

  1. Open Windows Mail by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Mail.

  2. Click the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling tab.

  3. Under Language, in the drop-down list, click the language you want to use (English, French, German, or Spanish).

  4. Click Apply, and then click OK.

Note

  • Although English is displayed as the default language, you must select it if you want to use it.

To check spelling in a message

  1. Open Windows Mail by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, and then clicking Windows Mail.

  2. After writing a message, click the Tools menu in the New Message window, and then click Spelling.

    If a spelling error is found, you'll be given the opportunity to correct the error, or add the word to the spelling checker's dictionary.

  3. When the spelling check is complete, click OK.