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How do I disable the automatic spell checker in eM Client?

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Spell Checkers make life that bit easier by ensuring your documents and emails are not full of spelling mistakes. The excellent email program eM Client has an automatic spell checker that scans your message as you type and underlines any errors with a red squiggle.

disable automatic spell checker eM client

You can then correct the spelling by right-clicking on the word and selecting the one you meant from the list.

disable automatic spell checker eM client

But I don’t want my email full of red squiggles

The automatic spell checker in eM Client is set as the default option, which may suit the spelling bees. However, if you’re not a great speller – or typist – it’s easy for your message to become full of distracting red lines. So how do you check your email for spelling errors in eM Client yet avoid this off-putting display of colour? Let’s find out.

How do I disable the automatic spell checker in eM client?

You can rid yourself of the red squiggles while writing an email in eM Client by turning off the automatic spell checker. There are a couple of options to disable it, but the easiest way is to create a new email (this will also work when replying to or forwarding a message).

To start a new email, firstly click New in the top left corner when in the Mail section of eM Client.

disable automatic spell checker eM client

When the new email window appears, click on Menu in the top left and select Tools from the drop-down list that appears. You’ll then see the option for Use Automatic Spell Check. If it’s enabled, there’ll be a tick to the left-hand side. To disable it, click on the option Use Automatic Spell Check. Once done, the menus will disappear, and the red checking lines will now no longer appear when you misspell a word in your message.

disable automatic spell checker eM client

When you disable the setting, it is permanent. If you want to use it again at some point, follow the same instructions as above to re-enable it.

But I still want to check my spelling?

If you want to check your spelling manually in eM Client while writing an email, click on Menu in the top left and select Tools from the drop-down list that appears. Then, from the secondary menu that’s now available, click on Check Spelling.

disable automatic spell checker eM client

There’s also an alternative way to check your spelling manually in eM Client. It’s quicker and avoids clicking through the menus: all you need to do is press F7 on your keyboard.

Whichever of the two methods you use, the Spell-Check Window will now appear. Spell-Check shows each of your spelling errors, in turn, using the same red squiggle. To correct the spelling, choose the required word from the list under Suggestions and click Replace to change it.

Sometimes eM Client will flag up a word that it doesn’t recognise, but you know it is correct. If that is the case, you can ignore the check or add it to eM Client’s dictionary by selecting the Ignore or Add buttons as needed.

Conclusion

If it feels like a teacher is constantly checking your work every time you write an email in eM Client, disable the automatic spell checker and relax.

READ NEXT: How do I send a mass email using the free version of eM Client?

About the author

Mark Parvin

I have worked with and wrote about computers, video games and consumer tech for more years than I care to admit.
I currently run my own IT support business and write about the wonders of tech whenever I can.

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