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Autocorrect not working in Outlook 2003 when I use HTML mail

jeasterb asked
Last Modified: 2008-02-01
When using HTML mail format in Outlook 2003. Autocorrect function does not work. For instance...it should autocorrect as I type (changing fro to for) but this function does not work with HTML.

I can use Word as an email editor and it will fix the problem but it causes more issues. I need to find a solution that will make autocorrect function while using HTML format without using Word as an editor.

Using Rich Text or Plain Text in not an option either.

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Brian MulderFreelance
Top Expert 2006

Hello jeasterb,

it is not available in the way you want it to be as you found out already

the only way around this is by typing up your text in word or as plain text in outlook and change the format back to html later when done

hope this helps a bit


I realize this is an option but a bad one to suggest to a customer who produces a lot of email daily. I can't believe Microsoft doesn't have a fix for this issue. I have seen tons of questions about this issue on serveral different discussion groups but have yet to see a viable answer.

Anyway thanks for the response!


Did not mean for that to sound the way it reads. I have a couple of customers that are dealing with this issue and I am looking for a solution with out contacting Microsoft. I am just frustrated...

Again thanks for responding!
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