Automatically Check Spelling when Sending an Email in Outlook 2007

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If you are like me… you always click send… and then realise just before the email disappears that there is a huge spelling mistake right in the middle of your email.  Don’t you just hate that!  I have been caught out so many times… if only there was a way to automatically spell check all my outgoing email so I can get away with being forgetful!

The good news is that there is a way to automatically spell check your email when you send it in Outlook 2007.

  1. Go to the menu and click “Tools”, and then “Options”
  2. Click on the “Spelling” tab
  3. Check the box beside “Always check spelling before sending”


Too easy… now you will not look like an idiot for all those spelling mistakes in that email you sent to your boss!

’till next time

3 thoughts on “Automatically Check Spelling when Sending an Email in Outlook 2007

  1. The problem is that if you are sending plain text mail, the automatic spell checker doesn’t work! It corrects the spelling while you are looking at it — but doesn’t change it in the mail as it is sent.

  2. If you’re like me you have a lot of content in your email that are not words. Things like field names in database tables, or abbreviations for common business terms. I believe this auto-check on send option is automatically enabled in Office 2007, but if you’re like me one of the first things you’re gonna want to do is turn it off!

  3. I could not understand these instructions until I saw similar instructions.

    The difference between the two sets of instructions was the hint as to where to find ‘Tools’. I was looking at the email message that I wanted to send. Whereas the other instruction started: Open Outlook

    Like so many things with Microsoft, it is obvious when you think the same way as they do.

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