Re: Email Client
Sorry for the late reply but I have been having some problems with my internet connection.
I have tried your suggestion of going to the language menu. Unfortunately, the spellcheck in WLM still remains disabled. I will have to get a third party spell checker.
Anyway, thanks for your help.
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 11:14 AM
Subject: Re: [nvda] Email Client
Here is a possible solution that doesn't involve trying an uninstallation and reinstallation. Here is a suggestion from an Internet discussion form.
To enable spell checking in Windows Live Mail:
•Go to the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Spelling tab
•Within the Language section click your language to select it
This was written before the ribbon version came out but you will probably find this item but I'm not sure where.
I don't know why. All I can suggest is uninstalling and reinstalling the program. That might help but I don't know how likely that is..
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Thanks for your suggestion. My last message was written in haste and I neglected to point out that I had already tried F7 without effect. When I go to the spellcheck via the ribbon, it tells me that it is disabled and I can find no way of enabling it.
If you mean to run the spellchecker, the short cut command is f7. That is a very common command to run the spell checker in programs that have them.
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I am using mainly Windows Live Mail and for the most part it works well. However, I have not found a way to enable the spellcheck facility. Suggestions would be appreciated.
I'm with everyone so far, but in different senses.
Thunderbird is indeed an excellent e-mail client overall and works beautifully with NVDA and other screen readers. One can teach basic use and ignore all the bells and whistles not needed. That being said, the less sophisticated user can and often does get themselves into trouble by fat-fingering something and triggering some function that they do not know about, do not wish to trigger, and have no idea how to exit. That is the trouble with using a really full-featured e-mail client like Thunderbird.
I like Windows Live Mail 2012, and even though it's no longer officially supported that is mostly because Microsoft decided to change their proprietary access methods and did not wish to continue updating Windows Live Mail. It still serves perfectly well as a POP or IMAP e-mail client. If you want to download a copy of the full offline installer for Microsoft Essentials, of which Windows Live Mail is a part, it's on my Google Drive in 7-Zip format here. I snagged a copy of the offline installer a couple of weeks before Microsoft withdrew active support.
I have recently learned of another fairly simple email client, eM Client, that looks quite
good but I have not had a chance yet to evaluate it from an accessibility
standpoint. The interface seems to be simpler than Thunderbird's is, and
that can be critical. If you do evaluate this client for
accessibility please report back.
The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.
~ Dorothy Nevill