Learn why spell check is not working in Microsoft® Outlook Express
Discuss the reasons due to which the spell checker stops working in Microsoft Outlook Express. What can be done to fix the trouble?
Microsoft Outlook Express is an e-mail client that is compatible with almost all the Operating Systems. It can import e-mail settings, contacts and even e-mail messages for easy access. Using Microsoft Outlook Express you can receives e-mail messages from multiple e-mail accounts and manage the inbox. It helps to customize e-mail messages with graphics. Spell checker is a feature used for finding any mistakes in typed words. It can figure out the misspelled words in the message and replace the wrongly spelled with right spelling. Spell checker is not found in the Microsoft Outlook Express by default. It has to be added to Microsoft Outlook Express from an application like MS Office suite. It can also be added from a third-party add-in spell check program. But sometimes you might come across issues with the Spell checker feature in Microsoft Outlook Express.
The following is the issue with spell checker not working in Microsoft Outlook Express and tips to fix it:
- Change in settings
- Missing DLL file
- Tips to fix
Change in settings
The most common cause for spell checker not working issue in Microsoft Outlook Express is unwanted changes in the settings. This corrupts the spell checker program and it will be difficult to locate it by the user. Restoring the system settings to its default settings with previous restore point helps to retain the settings that are required.
Missing DLL file
Another important cause for spell checker issue in Microsoft Outlook Express is when the required DLL is not installed in the operating system. Spell check will not work in the Outlook Express program even when the dll file is either missing or damaged. When you check the spelling of a message, you will find error message in the Outlook Express due to missing DLL file.
When the particular DLL file is missing, it has to be installed again from the DLL file found in the operating system CD to the directory. This can be done by clicking Start to select Run and type msconfig. Select Expand File… from the System Configuration Utility. Type the required dll file say, csapi3tl.dll to restore from CD and enter the folder in ehich you want the file to be restored at. After this, restart the computer. You must ensure that 'Always check spelling'is enabled from the Spelling option of the Options in the Tools.
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