UK English Dictionary In Windows Live Mail

  dogbreath1 21:18 06 May 2008

Just came across this.

The fix enables the Windows Live Mail spell checker to refer to the UK English dictionary used by MS Word and other apps.

You may find it useful, particularly since many of us are being forced to migrate away from Outlook Express (the Hotmail issue).

1. Copy all the files from

%ProgramFiles%\Common Files\microsoft shared\Proof


%ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0009\2

2. Edit the file %ProgramFiles%\Windows Live\Mail\Proof\prf0009\spell.ini. Change




3. Restart Windows Live Mail and your dictionary should now be in English (UK). You can also switch to any other dictionaries installed with Office in Tools / Options / Dictionaries.

Credit to click here

I've already used it on two XP machines to good effect.

  lotvic 21:55 06 May 2008

Excellent. Thank you.

  Boy Zone 12:40 18 Jun 2008

great fix

  dogbreath1 20:39 18 Jun 2008

You're welcome.

I am surprised that so little interest has been shown in this thread. The site must have a 90% US membership!! LOL

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