Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: June 2005

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Microsoft has released the update for the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter (KB896999).
This optional 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 June 2005.

Update details

Earlier released updates that are replaced by this update

This update for the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter replaces the following previously released update:
894384 Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: May, 2005

Installation details

How to obtain and install this update

Use the Microsoft Office Update Web site to install the latest updates. The Office Update Web site contains all available service packs and public updates. To have the Office Update Web site detect the required updates that you must install, follow these steps:
  1. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:
  2. Click Check for Updates. After the detection process is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval.
  3. Click Agree and Install to complete the update process.
The Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update is also located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download this update, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

How to determine whether the update is installed

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. 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, determine the date, the time, and the size of the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on the computer.
The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are 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.
   Date          Time    Version      Size        File name   -----------------------------------------------------------   02-May-2005   23:53                3,434,053   Outlfltr.dat   15-Apr-2004   22:50   1.3.1509.1     117,976   Outlfltr.dll     

You do not have to install this update if the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on the computer has a date that is later than the date in the table.

Information for administrators about .msp files

The administrative update is made up of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer patch file (.msp file) that is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The following .msp file is distributed in this update:

Features for reinstalling specific components for administrators

If you update your administrative installation point and then recache and reinstall Outlook 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line 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:
Alternatively, you can substitute the parameter REINSTALL=ALL to reinstall all Microsoft Office components on the client computer.

For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and how to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic. To view the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:The Office Admin Update Center for Office IT professionals contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office Admin Update Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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