Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: December 9, 2008

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INTRODUCTION

This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of which e-mail messages should be considered junk e-mail. This update was released in December 2008.

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Update details

This update replaces the following previously released update:
957832 Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: November 11, 2008

Installation details

How to obtain and install the update

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Download the Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB958620) package now.

Release Date: December 9, 2008

For more 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 prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

How to determine whether the update is installed

This update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following table.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Outlfltr.dat1.4.7027.273,610,424 27-Oct-200806:22
Outlfltr.dll1.4.3504.0307,44004-Nov-200520:36
To determine the version of the files that are installed on the computer, follow these steps, as appropriate for the operating system that you are running.
Windows Vista
  1. Click Start
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    Start Button
    , and then click Search.
  2. Click Advanced Search.
  3. In the Location box, click Local Hard Drives.
  4. In the Name box, type Outlfltr.dat, and then click Search.
  5. In the list of files, right-click Outlfltr.dat, and then click Properties.
  6. On the General tab, examine the properties of the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on the computer.
Windows XP
  1. Start Search Companion. To do this, click Start, and then click Search.

    Note If Windows Desktop Search starts, click Click here to use Search Companion.
  2. In the Search Results window, click All files and folders in the Search Companion pane.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Outlfltr.dat, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click Outlfltr.dat, and then click Properties.
  5. On the General tab and on the Version tab, examine the properties of the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on the computer.

Information for administrators about .msp files

This update consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer (.msp) file. The .msp file is packaged in a self-extracting, executable file. The following .msp file is distributed in this update:
Outlfltr.msp

Information for administrators about how to reinstall specific components

If you update your administrative installation point and if you then recache and reinstall Outlook 2003 on client computers, you can run a command-line command that includes the REINSTALL=[ list of features ] property. This property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Outlook 2003 from the administrative image.

For this update, the value for REINSTALL=[ list of features ] is as follows:
OUTLOOKFiles
Or, you can substitute the REINSTALL=ALL parameter to reinstall all Office components on the client computer.

For detailed procedures that describe how to update an administrative image and how to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic. To view this topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011402381033.aspx
For more information about the policy for how e-mail is filtered by the junk e-mail filters in Outlook or in Exchange Server, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
954199 Description of the policy for how e-mail is filtered by the junk e-mail filters in Outlook or in Exchange Server
The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office System TechCenter, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/default.aspx

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Article ID: 958620 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 2.0
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