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I have hotmail email. How do I get "Spell check back"

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I have hotmail email. How do I get "Spell check back"
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Email
Expert:  Nick H. replied 4 years ago.
Hi and welcome,

My name is Nick. I will assist you with your Email issues.

When did you have this problem?

Do you use Internet Explorer to access hotmail?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

It occurred when I recently went to Hotmail---I use Internet Explorer

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I used Internet Explorer. I lost spell check from my email"S???????????????????

Expert:  Nick H. replied 4 years ago.
Thanks John.

Please do the following steps to reset Internet Explorer:

Reset IE settings: Note: This will also reset your homepage and clear sites recently visited. First please bookmark this page. Ctrl +D to save to your favorites.

  1. Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools and select Internet Options
  2. Under General, click Delete in Browsing history and hit Delete again.
  3. Next go to Content, click Clear SSL state.
  4. Now go Advanced. Click Restore advanced settings and hit Apply at the bottom.
  5. Then click Reset and click on Reset on the pop-up window.
  6. Close Internet Explorer.
  7. Now open Internet Explorer.
  8. Go to Hotmail and test to see if Spell Check is working for you.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

I entered your suggestions and chnged my comoueter---however, I still do not have "spell check"


I guess I'll just do with out it.

Expert:  Nick H. replied 4 years ago.
Thanks John.

Please click HERE to download and install Firefox Browser. This is a great browser which many users and I use daily. Please install and use it. Log into your Hotmail. See if you can use the Spell Check function.
Expert:  Nick H. replied 4 years ago.

I was asking you to test with Firefox. Was there a problem with it?

If you do not want to test with that, we can do a System Restore on your computer.