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I have been battling with OE in regard to sending mail that has to go through the speller. Unfortunately this only interprets FRENCH when you upgrade to IE 9. I have googled questions and it seems that most people accept it and use a little prog called tinyspell. Its OK but it will not spell check mail. How can that be altered?
Why have MS adopted a French speller that is iffy anyway and what can, or will they do about it?
I'd rather ask than search because, no doubt, there will be those on here in the know. Who knows, we might get hindi next!
Outlook Express does not have its own spellchecker - it uses the one from MS Office (but only if Office is installed). Version of OE installed makes no difference - the bad setting is in Word, not OE
However I'm confused - IE was replaced wit Microsoft Mail in Win7, while Vista comes without its own mail client, though Windows Live Mail is available as a download (and is preinstalled by some PC makers) But IE9 won't install on Windows XP - which means you can't have Outlook Express and IE9 on the same machine. Do you want to look again at exactly what combination of software you are using?
Location: Quite near 'An aerodrome somewhere in England'
I had the same issue when my Dell Vostro arrived with Office 2007. However, following recommendations (after getting completely hacked-off with the rubbish known as Windows Live Mail), I contacted this chap in Oz:
A quick overnight PayPal for Au$ £10, then first thing the next day I followed the links and voila, English spellcheck returned!
As I wrote back to Kelvin:
"Hi Kelvin, Excellent - thank you so much. The program does just what it says on the tin! Great to have OE6 back again instead of the bug-ridden Windows Live Mail! I'll pass on details of how to solve the Office 2007 / OE6 spell check bug to other folks. Once again, thank you for doing what Bill Gates can't be bothered to do! Best wishes - From Great Britain"