[kde-linux] Spell-checker for kmail is off

Anne Wilson cannewilson at googlemail.com
Sat Mar 8 20:57:35 UTC 2008

On Saturday 08 March 2008 18:23:29 Bruce Bales wrote:
> For years my kmail checked my spelling as I wrote and underlined misspelled
> words.  Now it doesn't do that and at the bottom of an email, it says
> Spellchecker: off.  I can't find any place to change it to 'on'.
> Kubuntu 7-10 386
> kmail --version
> Qt: 3.3.7
> KDE: 3.5.8
> KMail: 1.9.6 (enterprise 0.20070907.709405)
I've had this happen once or twice after updates.  The easiest way is to go to 
~/.kde/share/config/kmailrc and under the Composer section you will find the 


Change it to true.  Next time you start kmail it should be working again.

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