Description of the Outlook 2003 junk e-mail filter update: December 16, 2003

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. This update enhances the junk e-mail filter in Outlook 2003 to help provide a higher level of protection against junk e-mail. As part of Microsoft’s ongoing commitment to reducing junk e-mail on your system, periodic updates will be provided to Outlook users. This update is optional. This update provides a more up-to-date definition of messages that are considered to be junk e-mail or not junk e-mail.

This article describes how to download and install the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update: KB832333.

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How to download and install the update

Client update

If you installed Outlook 2003 from the Microsoft Office 2003 CD-ROM, you have either one of the following two options:
  • Use the Microsoft Office Product Updates Web site to automatically install all the latest updates that include all available service packs and public updates.
  • Install only the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update: KB832333 by following the steps that are described later in this article.
Note Microsoft recommends that you install the update by using the Office Product Updates Web site. The Office Product Updates Web site detects your particular installation of Microsoft Office and prompts you to install exactly what you must have to make sure that your Office installation is completely up-to-date.

Office Product Updates Web site

To have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/maincatalog.aspx
After detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.

Only install the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update: KB832333

To download and to install the client update, follow these steps:
  1. Download the update.

    The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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    Download
    Download the Client version of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter: KB832333 package now.
    Release Date: December 16, 2003

    For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
  2. Click Save to save the Office2003-KB832333-client-enu.exe file to the selected folder.
  3. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, locate the folder where you downloaded the file, and then double-click the Office2003-KB832333-client-enu.exe file.
  4. When you are prompted to install the update, click Yes.
  5. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  6. If you are prompted to do so, insert your Office 2003 CD-ROM in your computer's CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive, and then click OK.
  7. When you receive a message that indicates that the installation was successful, click OK.
Note After you install the update, you cannot remove it. To revert to an installation before the update was installed, you must remove Outlook 2003 and then install it again from the original CD-ROM.

Administrative update

If you installed Outlook 2003 from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative update and deploy that update to your computer.

If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
  1. Download the update.

    The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
    Collapse this imageExpand this image
    Download
    Download the Administrative version of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update: KB832333 package now.
    Release Date: December 16, 2003

    For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
    Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
  2. Click Save to save the Office2003-kb832333-fullfile-enu.exe file to the selected folder.
  3. In Windows Explorer, locate the folder where you downloaded the file, and then double-click the Office2003-kb832333-fullfile-enu.exe file.
  4. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  5. In the Type the location where you want to place the extracted files box, type c:\832333, and then click OK.
  6. Click Yes when you are prompted to create the folder.
  7. If you are familiar with the procedure for updating your administrative installation, click Start, and then click Run.

    In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK
    msiexec /a Admin Path\MSI File /p C:\832333\MSP File SHORTFILENAMES=TRUE
    where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your Office 2003 product (for example, C:\Office2003), MSI File is the .msi database package for the Office 2003 product (for example, Pro11.msi), and MSP File is the name of the administrative update (for example, Outlfltr-FullFile-GLB.msp).

    Note You can append /qb+ to the command line so that the Office 2003 Administrative Installation dialog box and the End User License Agreement dialog box do not appear.
  8. To deploy the update to the client workstations, click Start, and then click Run.

    In the Open box, type the following command, and then click OK
    msiexec /i Admin Path\MSI File REINSTALL=Feature List REINSTALLMODE=vomus
    where Admin Path is the path of your administrative installation point for your Office 2003 product (for example, C:\Office 2003), MSI File is the MSI database package for the Office 2003 product (for example, Pro11.msi), and Feature List is the list of feature names (case sensitive) that have to be reinstalled for the update. To install all features, you can use REINSTALL=ALL, or you can install the following feature:
    OUTLOOKFiles
For additional information about how to update your administrative installation and about how to deploy to client workstations, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
829197 HOW TO: Install updates to an sdministrative installation of Office 2003
This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update. For more information about this article in the Microsoft Office 2003 Resource Kit, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/office/ork/2003/admin/olkftr1101a.htm

How to determine whether the update is installed

The update contains an updated version of the following file:
Date         Time   Size       File name
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09-Oct-2003  17:56  2,027,851  Outlfltr.dat
Note The date and time for this file is listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

To determine whether the update is installed on your computer, follow these steps.

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. Under Search Companion, click All files and folders.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Outlfltr.dat, and then click Search.
  4. In the right pane, right-click the Outlfltr.dat file, and then click Properties.
  5. On the General tab, verify the Created date, time, and size of the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on your computer.
Note If the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update: KB832333 is already installed on your computer, you receive the following error message when you try to install the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update: KB832333:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.
For additional information about how to determine the version of Office 2003 on your computer, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
821549 How to check the version of Office 2003
For more information about Outlook 2003, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook/FX100647201033.aspx

List of issues that are fixed by the update

The Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter Update: KB832333 fixes the issue that is described in the "Summary" section of this article.

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Article ID: 832333 - Last Review: January 9, 2007 - Revision: 1.14
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with Business Contact Manager
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