As the others have said, we are all once again victims of Microsoft's name
You posted your message using Windows Mail, the OE replacement that is in
every copy of Vista, including those millions (billions?) of DVDs still on
the retailers' shelves. Peer-to-peer support for WM is not in this
newsgroup, but in microsoft.public.windows.vista.mail.
Many of us have found the newer Windows Live Mail and we like WLM much
better than WM. A year ago, WLM was still in beta and was then known as
Windows Live Mail Desktop - thus the extra word still in the name of this
newsgroup. To get your free copy of WLM, go to the URL that cpemma gave
When you install WLM, it will seem to remove WM, but it removes only the
shortcut and icon. The app is still there and can be run from Start | All
Programs; you can even recreate the shortcut and icon if you like. You can
run WM and WLM side by side, since each maintains its own Message Store, and
each is set by default to Leave Messages on the Server. You can run both
of them for a few weeks to see which one you prefer.
OE won't run in Vista; WM won't run in WinXP; WLM will run in both WinXP and
Vista. OE uses the spell checker built into Office, or you can use a
third-party spell checker. WM and WLM can't use the Office dictionary, but
each has its own built in spell checker; you just have to start over to
create your own custom additions to it.
R. C. White, CPA
San Marcos, TX
Microsoft Windows MVP
(Running Windows Live Mail 2008 in Vista Ultimate x64 SP1)
"Annie Woughman" <anniewoughman@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> I've only had my Vista based computer for a week, so I'm still trying to
> find my way around. For years I used Outlook Express for newsgroups and
> so Windows Mail is a whole new trip. Today I was posting and when I tried
> to run spell check I was told that this option was no longer available for
> this language. What the heck? No English spell check?