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#1 Paul Giacobbe

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 02:42 PM

I downloaded Microsoft Office 2010 to replace Microsoft Office that I installed in 2003. My Outlook Express 6 spell check is no longer highlighted and stopped working.

I poked around online and learned that file csapi3t1.dll controls this fuction and is located in c:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof. I used "Search" to find this file and location. How do I activate it to get my e-mail spell check to work?

If this can't be fixed, can someone suggest a third party spell check that I can download and how to get it to operate.

Thanks,

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 07:26 PM

Welcome to BP Paul.

I use Outlook Express 6 on my WinXP. I've just fitted a new 2TB hard drive yesterday so I have to load everything back in. When I setup my email account there was no spell check option. After I installed Office 2003 the spell check option showed. I would have thought that Office 2010 would have covered it.

Its a pity Outlook Express isn't available for Vista or Win7. On my Vista laptop I have to use Outlook but I can't load my saved emails. In Outlook Express you can save emails as a pst file, it says done saved but it doesn't tell you where it saved the file I've searched but nothing shows.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 12:46 AM

While working on a Windows XP - Outlook Express 6.0, I could not get the mail files to show for AOL email.
AOL or Microsoft wasn't able to help either. The way I fixed the problem was - Start - Control Panel - User Accounts - I made a new user account with administrator privileges and using the new account Outlook Express worked and loaded all files like a new Install of Outlook Express 6.0
Service Pack 2 & 3 came with it. Not sure if I lost some things when I deleted the old Administrator Account since this was an old computer that I bought for $1.00 and I didn't care.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 08:35 AM

Paul, spell check in Office 2007 and higher is not compatible with Outlook Express.

There is nothing you can do to make it work.

You will need to find a third party spell check to install. Unfortunately I have no recommendations for such a program.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 08 October 2012 - 06:09 PM.
edited to correct a spelling error


#5 Paul Giacobbe

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 03:17 PM

Thanks everyone for your input. Queen-Evie, I think you're right about Microsoft Office (2007 and later) not being compatible with outlook Espress 6. I read the same that in a Microsoft forum. I guess I'll search around for a stand alone spell check.

Paul

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 04:48 PM

Hello Paul
One other stray thought. Instead of beating your head against the wall looking for a spell checker try Thunderbird alongside of OE6. I used to use Outlook Express. Then I switched to Windows 7 and no OE6.
I ended up with Thunderbird from Mozilla, the Firefox people for my Email client. It has built in spell check and is not hard to learn coming from Outlook Express.
https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/thunderbird/15.0.1/releasenotes/?uri=/thunderbird/releasenotes&locale=en-US&version=15.0.1&os=WINNT&buildid=20120907140327

It was very easy to setup and import from Outlook Express. I also use MozBackup with it to backup Firefox and Thunderbird.

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#7 Paul Giacobbe

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:40 PM

I found a spell check compatible with Outlook Express 6 at MajorGeeks.com (i.e., Spell Checker OE 2.1). I downloaded it and saved it to my Desk Top. I installed the program and voila my spell check works!

Paul

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:39 PM

Thanks for replying with your solution. There may be others with the same problem, and SpellChecker will provide the solution.
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