Activating the spellchecker in Ximian Evolution

This article was first written in February 2004 for
the BeezNest technical website (
To activate the spell-checker in Ximian Evolution (tested on Debian Sarge, but should apply to any Evolution 1.4.x and later), install the gnome-spell package and the aspell dictionaries matching the languages you want to use. Then go in the Tools / Parameters / Composer / Spell-checking menu and activate the dictionaries ou want to use.