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Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: August 14, 2012

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Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

INTRODUCTION
This update adds more definitions to the Junk Email Filterin Microsoft Office Outlook 2003. These definitions evaluate whether an unread email message should be treated as a junk email message. This update was released on August 14, 2012.
Resolution

Update details

This update replaces the following previously released update:
2598343 Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter update: May 8, 2012

Installation details

How to obtain and install the update

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

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, visit the following Microsoft website: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.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Outlfltr.dat1.4.11418.1603,609,79225-Jun-124:00
Outlfltr.dll1.4.3504.0307,4404-Nov-055:36
To determine the version of the files that are installed on the computer, follow these steps, depending on the operating system that you are running.

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Windows 7
  1. Click Start, and then click Computer.
  2. In the Search Computer box, typeOutlfltr.dat, and then press Enter.
  3. Right-click Outlfltr.dat, and then click Properties.
  4. On the General tab, note the properties of the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on the computer.
Windows Vista
  1. Click StartStart 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, note 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, note the properties of the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on the computer.

How to uninstall this update

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  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Use one of the following procedures, depending on the operating system that you are running.
    • Windows 7 and Windows Vista
      1. Click View installed updates.
      2. In the list of updates, click update 2687403, and then click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP
      1. Click to select the Show updates check box.
      2. In the list of updates, click update 2687403, and then click Remove.

Information for administrators about .msp files

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

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Information for administrators about how to reinstall specific components

If you update your administrative installation point, and then you 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 REINSTALL=[ list of features ] property has the following value:
OUTLOOKFiles
Or, you can substitute the REINSTALL=ALL parameter to reinstall all Microsoft Office components on the client computer.

For information about how to distribute product updates for the 2003 Microsoft Office system, go to the following Microsoft website: For more information about the policy for how email messages are filtered by the junk email message filters in Outlook or in Microsoft 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 website:
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Article ID: 2687403 - Last Review: 09/03/2013 03:15:00 - Revision: 3.0

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