Hotmail Spell Check (Can You Add it?) is Microsoft’s email service today. After Microsoft took over Hotmail, it was changed to Windows Live, and now, your only option is an integrated email service called

The good news for users is is more comprehensive and integrated with other Microsoft offerings, so you can leverage them for today’s requirements. At the same time, it is also a bit different from the Hotmail of the 1990s, especially when it comes to features like spell-checking. 

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Is Spell Check Available In Hotmail ( Now?

No, there is no built-in spell check in Hotmail (

Now you must be wondering how do I turn on spell check in Hotmail Outlook?

It is easier than you think!

Today, all web browsers and operating systems have built-in spell check and you can use them to spell check your emails. In fact, they are enabled automatically in many browsers and operating systems, so there is nothing much to do.

But if it is not turned on, read through this article as we show you the different ways to add spell check across browsers and devices for error-free emails. 

Add Spell Check In Chrome

Follow the below steps to add spell check in Chrome.

  • Click the three dots on the top right-hand corner of your Chrome browser. From the drop-down menu, choose Settings.
  • Look for an option called “Advanced” on the left-hand pane of the Settings page and under it, choose “Languages”
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  • On the right-hand pane, toggle on the Spell check option and choose your preferred language. You can also choose between basic and advanced spell check options.
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Note: If you catch spelling errors better by reading from a sheet of paper, read our guide on how to print emails from Hotmail.

Add Spell Check In Windows 10 and Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge doesn’t check for spelling errors on a Windows system because this is a Windows setting!

To change this setting or to turn on spell check, follow the below steps.

  • Open the Settings ( Window + I)
  • Click on Devices and on the Devices window, click Typing from the left menu.
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  • Toggle the options based on your preference.
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Add Spell Check In Safari

To add spell check in Safari, go to the top menu, and navigate to Edit > Spelling and Grammar > Check Spelling While Typing. You’ll see a check mark if it is enabled, and if not, simply click it to turn on spell-check. 

Add Spell Check In Firefox

Firefox automatically checks for spelling, provided what you type has more than one line. As soon as you finish typing, your words are checked against a built-in dictionary and any errors are shown in red.

However, note that some locales may not come with a built-in dictionary due to licensing restrictions. 

Also, you can disable this option at any time. To do this, click the menu button with three horizontal lines and select “Settings.” Navigate to General > Language and uncheck the “Choose your spelling as you type” option.

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Simply close the tab when you’re done and Firefox will automatically save the changes.