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Description of the Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: April 13, 2010

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INTRODUCTION
This update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of those characteristics that define certain e-mail messages as junk e-mail. This update was released on April 13, 2010.
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Update details

This update replaces the following previously released update:
979771 Description of the Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: March 9, 2010

Installation details

How to obtain and install the update

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

DownloadDownload the update package now.

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.

File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Outlfltr.dat1.4.8612.2893,609,40805-Mar-201022:35
Outlfltr.dll1.4.3504.0307,44004-Nov-200519:36

To determine the version of the files that are installed on the computer, follow these steps, as appropriate for the operating system that your computer is running.

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.

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 then you recache and reinstall Office 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 Office Outlook 2003 from the administrative image.

For this update, the value for the REINSTALL=[ list of features ] property is as follows:
OUTLOOKFiles
Or, you can substitute the REINSTALL=ALL parameter to reinstall all Microsoft 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: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:
2003 patch security stability update critical office Office Outlook 32-bit
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Article ID: 981432 - Last Review: 04/13/2010 03:55:37 - Revision: 1.0

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