Outlook 2013 can automatically check your email messages for spelling mistakes before you send them. This can be helpful in avoiding a potentially embarrassing spelling mistake, but it can also be tedious if your email messages often contain words that Outlook thinks are spelled incorrectly. Fortunately it is possible to turn off the spell check in Outlook 2013.
Our guide below will show you where to find the automatic spell checking option in Outlook 2013 so that you can turn it off. Once this setting is disabled, Outlook will simply send your email message when you click the Send button, without scanning the text of the message for any spelling errors.
How to Disable the Spell Checker in Outlook 2013
The steps below are going to assume that the spell checker tool in Outlook 2013 is currently enabled, and that you wish to turn it off. This will prevent Outlook from automatically checking your messages for spelling errors before you send them. You can still initiate a manual spell check by clicking the Spelling & Grammar button on the Review tab before sending a message.
Step 1: Open Outlook 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click the Options button in the column at the left side of the window.
Step 4: Click the Mail tab at the left side of the Outlook Options window.
Step 5: Uncheck the box to the left of Always check spelling before sending, then click the OK button at the bottom of the window.
As mentioned earlier, this will stop the automatic email spell check that occurs when you send an email. You will only be able to check your spelling by manually running the spell checker from the Review tab.
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