Spell checkers combine these two tautologies by seeking (and hopefully finding) the mistakes you make when you type emails. Windows Live Hotmail offers one of those useful spell checkers, but it tends to hide this capability.
Use the Windows Live Hotmail Spell Checker
To check the spelling of a message you are composing in Windows Live Hotmail:
- Click Spell check in the message's toolbar.
- To correct a misspelled word (marked with a red underline), click it and select the desired alternate spelling.
Note that Windows Live Hotmail's built-in spell checker does not work in Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome and possibly other browsers that do themselves check the spelling of text you type.