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Microsoft has released an update for the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter (KB904631). This article contains information about the update.
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 September 2005.
Earlier released update that is replaced by this update
Update 904631 for the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter replaces the following earlier released update:
902953 Description of the Outlook Junk E-mail Filter update: August 2005
How to obtain and install the update
The update is located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download the update from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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.
Click Start, and then click Search.
In the Search Results window, click All files and folders in the Search Companion pane.
In the All or part of the file name box, type Outlfltr.dat, and then click Search.
In the list of files, right-click Outlfltr.dat, and then click Properties.
On the Version tab, determine the version of the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on the computer.
This update contains the files and the file versions that are listed in the following table.
Date Time Version Size File name ----------------------------------------------------------- 26-Jul-2005 17:46 1.3.2915.0 3,358,440 Outlfltr.dat 24-Jun-2005 18:32 1.4.2607.0 307,424 Outlfltr.dll
You do not have to install this update if you have a later version of the Outlfltr.dat file that is listed in the table.
Information for administrators about .msp files
The administrative 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:
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 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: