Spell checking options in Windows Mail: enable or disable spelling checks
Windows Mail comes with built-in spell checking features; the spellchecker can be enabled or disabled as you want, and you can configure the spellchecker to be silent until the point when you are ready to actually send an email message. Microsoft also lets you customize the language for which you are going to check the spelling, and customize into details which words should be checked or ignored. In this tutorial, we will explain how you can customize the spell checking options in Windows Mail.
Configure the spellchecker in Windows Mail
Follow these steps to access and customize the spell checking settings and options in Windows Mail:
Once you are inside Windows Mail, click on the Tools menu
When the Options dialog opens, click on the "Spelling" tab: this is where Windows Mail centralizes all available spell checking settings you can configure.
The first option these accessible through the "Always check spelling before sending" checkbox: if checked, Windows Mail will not let you send an email message before warning you of any grammatical mistakes or spelling errors that may have caught.
Windows Mail gives you access to spelling exceptions, listed under the "When checking spelling, always ignore" section:
• If the "Words in UPPERCASE" checkbox is checked, the Windows Mail spellchecker will disregard any spelling issues found in uppercase words (like acronyms).
• If "Words with numbers" is checked, it will likewise ignore words made in part of numbers (that are likely industry-specific words or technical jargon).
• The "The original text in a reply or forward" checkbox is checked by default: by this, Windows Mail means that it will skip checking the spelling and grammar of emails you receive, or the portion of the email you send that you have not typed yourself when you reply to an email or forward it on to someone else.
• Finally, the "Internet Addresses" is also checked by default; when it is enabled, Windows Mail will ignore Internet addresses that may contain word in its spell checker.
The last spell checking option Windows Mail offers concerns language: it is by default set to your operating system's current language, but can be changed to one of the foreign language dictionaries that ship with Windows Mail: English, French (France), German (Germany), or Spanish (International Sort).
Once you're done configuring the Windows Mail spellchecker, click on the OK button to accept the new settings, and return to your emails.
These are all the options Windows Mail offers for checking the spelling of your messages; regardless of what you just configured, the new email window (what you see when you compose new emails, reply to an email, or forward an email) actually includes in its own spelling button so you can run the spellchecker even if you have disabled it by default.