A reader is having an issue with spellcheck with the Windows Live Mail email client in Windows 10.

“For some strange reason, my spellcheck ABC has stopped working {windows live mail] and is greyed over how can I get it working again.”

Let’s go for the obvious and make sure that Spellcheck is activated in the program. If you look at this example, you’ll see that it is greyed-out in this message.


Click the File tab in your inbox.


Choose Options and then Mail.


Click the Spelling tab.


Under Settings make sure to check Always check spelling before sending and Check Spelling as I type. Apply the changes and hit OK.


The option to check spelling is no longer greyed-out.


Let me know if this works!