Office 365: Configure Outlook Web App to Automatically Spell Check All Email Before Sending

Office 365’s mail client, the Outlook Web App, can be set to check all your email messages for spelling errors prior to sending them. This can prevent some embarassing moments when you rushed to get an email message out.

1. Go to Office 365 and login to your account.

2. Go to the menu at the top and select Outlook.

3. When the Outlook Web App opens, go to the upper-right corner of the screen, click Options and select See All Options.

4. when the Options screen appears, go to the left pane and select Settings.

5. In the right pane, use the menu at the top and select Spelling.

6. Check the Always check spelling before sending checkbox.

7. Click Save at the bottom of the window.


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  • MFS

    I have a Microsoft Outlook Web App with the University, I remember I had the spell checker until the end of last year. A few weeks back, I noticed it was not working and when I went to the settings the option for spelling is not there anymore. Everything else appears as in your pic, but the spelling icon is not there, nor are any of its options. Anyone knows the reasons and possible solutions?

    • David

      > I have the same situation, no spelling icon. Have you found a fix?

      Thank you.

      • mmmacmillan

        >I have the same situation, no spelling icon. Has anyone found a fix?

  • Jennifer

    I don’t have the spelling icon either. Has anyone identified a fix for this?

  • jennifer

    Hello, apparently the latest release of OWA relies on your web browser for spell checking. Try switching to Firefox or Chrome and you should see the spelling check automatically as you type an email. This is the only thing that worked for me.