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    OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    Hello...(back on line)...!!!

    Just reinstalled XP Pro; & now Outlook Express is only checking the spelling...in French. I know this is weird...but how do I set it back to English?

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    Outlook Express uses the spell check engine of Microsoft Office. Have you installed a version of Office and if so, which version?

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    not the case, Hans...Office 2007 Language Settings are set to English (U.S.)

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    I don't think Outlook Express is compatible with Office 2007 (in this respect). Try Spell Checker For OE (free).

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    See Mail - Windows Live. It is the follow on product for OE & Windows Mail. It has its own spell checker.

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    this is silly...I've never, ever had this problem before. Are you guys telling me this is the norm? On my original machine, which ran XP Pro SP3 (which I just upgraded to this morning...since my OS install disc was SP2)...OE always checked my spelling in English. That machine also ran Office 2007.

    Is OE upgradable (i.e., is v6 the most recent version?) Does it upgrade automatically as part of upgrading to IE7? (which I also did this morning) This cannot be...I'm sorry.


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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    IE7 does not come with an e-mail client, it's a browser only. Windows Live Mail, mentioned by Joe Perez, is the successor to Outlook Express 6, and it's a separate product, so you have to download it separately.

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    We are telling you that after installing Office 2007 the norm is not to be able to spell check with OE. See the threads at oe spell check office 2007 - Live Search.

    On your original machine if you had more than one version of Office installed or if you upgraded to Office 2007 that may be why you were able to spell check.

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    Windows Mail is part of Windows Vista, it is not available on Windows XP.

    Windows Live Mail is a separately downloadable e-mail client that will run on 32-bit Windows XP SP2 or higher, 32- or 64-bit Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and on 32- or 64-bit Windows 7 (currently in beta).

    See Mail - Windows Live.

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    hans & joe...

    I was actually working in 'Windows Mail' w/ Vista. Are you saying that it will work w/ XP Pro ??? If so...I'd much rather go back (to it).

    Funny thing is...(& this was going to be my next question)...when I backed up my local folders & mail messages (out of Windows Mail, in lieu of bringing them over to OE on the XP Pro system)...the messages backed up as *.eml's inside of just folders (w/o any sort of file format, such as *dbx).

    But...the hierarchy of those local folders, now in OE6...is such that...the sub-folders never close up. In other words, I can click minus signs all day long...closing up the folder tree...but the very next time I open OE...they're all fully expanded again.

    So...if Windows Mail works in XP Pro...

    ...& I totally close up my existing OE folder tree...

    ...& export same (as plain ol' *dbx's)...

    ...will everything work correctly once imported into Windows Mail ???

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    UPDATE: OK...I now see that I have to go w/ Windows Live Mail. is that POP3 (or web-based)?
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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    Windows Live Mail is a stand-alone mail client (you can use POP3), not a webmail client.

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    OK...

    Now I have Windows Live Mail; & all seems to be well (imported all components from OE; spell checking in English, et al).

    But...all the other Windows Live crap came w/ the download...Family Safety, Messenger, Writer, Photo Gallery & Call. Those 5...how do I get rid of them (especially Messenger...which keeps popping up in the system tray) ???

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    You should've been given the opportunity to select which of the Windows Live Essentials programs you wanted to install. I think that if you go to uninstall WIndows Live Essentials you'll be given the chance to choose what to uninstall. NOTE: I'm just guessing as I don't have an XP SP-3 machine that has WLE installed.

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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    Here's an old article I copied about the differences and how to turn off/disable/remove Messenger. Don't know if it pertains to all of this new "Live" stuff, but I'll let you be the judge. Like Hans, I don't have an XP machine with that loaded.
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    Re: OE only performing SpellCheck in French (???) (6)

    doc...

    it's windows mail messenger...not the regular ol' windows messenger of prior fame. That one I already disabled in the windows components function of the add/remove programs applet. I'll try an unistall & see if I'm afforded individual programs, as joe said.

    thanks all,

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    UPDATE: OK...the add/remove programs applet is permitting me to uninstall the above list of programs (& leave Windows 'Mail').

    Question: the other related components...'Sync', 'Upload Tool' & 'Sign-In Assistant'...I should keep those...as neccessary to Windows Mail???

    Thanks again...to everyone.
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