While typing out an E-mail, Outlook has this really annoying tendency to decide what your ‘incorrectly spelt’ words are meant to say. I say this is annoying, because it seems to do more harm than good. If you are using a standard setup PC, like my English (South Africa) locale machine and you find yourself typing in another language (Afrikaans, in my case), the auto-corrections go crazy! Here’s how to turn it off.
Open up Outlook and navigate to the Tools menu and click on Options.
Once in the Options dialogue, select the Spelling tab and click on Spelling and AutoCorrection.
Once the dialogue opens, make sure that you are in the Proofing category. In the right hand pane, select AutoCorrect Options, click the AutoCorrect tab in the resulting dialogue box and uncheck the ‘Automatically use suggestions from the spelling checker’ box. OK out of the 3 dialogues.
Bob’s your uncle!