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Lack of options with mail app in windows 8.1

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    Lack of options with mail app in windows 8.1


    Hi there; I am using the mail app in windows 8.1. The problem I have is that when I type a letter in another language, something reprocesses my words, to make them look English. How can I prevent that? I notice there is no option to control the spell checker, if indeed this is one. Now when I use the webmail of live.com, the spell checker actually underlines a wrongly spelled word; when I can right, there is the option to decide with language I want to use. Not so with the mail app. Please correct me if I am wrong. It would be nice to have a functional mail app. Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Hello gallicbear,

    Spell check and autocorrect are fully integrated in Windows 8 and 8.1 now, but they can easily be turned on and off at will.

    Spell Checking - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

    Hope this helps.
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    Thank you, Shawn. It looks like this applies to any app. I will test it and report back.
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    I tested it. Works like a charm. Thanks again, Shawn.
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    You're most welcome.
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