How to Spell Check Yahoo Mail Messages

Using your browser is a good workaround

What to Know

  • Firefox: Go to Menu > Options > General and select Check your spelling as you type to activate spell check.
  • Google Chrome: Go to Menu > Settings > Advanced > Languages and turn on Spell Check.
  • Safari: Go to Edit > Spelling and Grammar and choose Check Spelling While Typing or Check Grammar With Spelling.

This article explains how to spell check Yahoo Mail messages in Firefox, Chrome, and Safari.

Activate Spell Check in Firefox

In order for Firefox to spell check your Yahoo Mail emails, you must activate the feature in the Firefox options. It's a simple process, and you only have to do it once.

  1. Select the Firefox menu in the upper-right corner, then choose Options.

    Options in Firefox for Windows
  2. Make sure the General tab is highlighted.

    A screenshot of Firefox settings with the General heading highlighted
  3. Select the Check your spelling as you type check box under the Language heading in the Language and Appearance section.

    A screenshot of Firefox settings with the Check your spelling as you type option highlighted
  4. The change is saved automatically.

Activate Spell Check in Google Chrome

The spelling setup in Chrome is similar to the one in Firefox.

  1. Go to the Menu icon in the upper-right corner of the Chrome browser and select Settings.

    A screenshot of Chrome with the Settings command highlighted
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the Settings screen and select Advanced.

    A screenshot of Chrome settings with the Advanced heading highlighted
  3. In the Languages section, turn on the Spell check toggle.

    Spell check toggle in the Google Chrome Language settings
  4. The changes are saved automatically.

Activate Spell Check in Safari

Safari's spelling setup is handled from the Safari Edit menu on the menu bar.

  1. Go to Edit on the Safari menu bar and select Spelling and Grammar.

    If you don't see Edit as an option, select the Settings gear in the upper-right corner and choose Show Menu Bar.

    A screenshot of Safari's Edit menu with the Spelling and Grammar heading highlighted
  2. Select Check Spelling While Typing.

    A screenshot of Safari with the Check Spelling and Grammar options highlighted
  3. Optionally, select Check Grammar With Spelling.

Can You Spell Check Yahoo Mail Messages?

Yahoo Mail doesn't include a spell checker. However, web browsers like Firefox, Chrome, and Safari, have built-in spell checkers that check for errors as you type. When an error is found, the browser displays a red line beneath the problem word. To fix the spelling, right-click the word and choose the correct spelling from the suggestions offered by the browser.

Because the method for setting up automatic spell checking is different for each web browser, follow the instructions for the browser you use with Yahoo Mail.

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