Description of the Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: September 14, 2004

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Microsoft has released the update Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter: KB870765. This article describes the following items about the update:


This optional update provides the Junk E-mail Filter in Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 with a more current definition of the e-mail messages that should be considered junk e-mail. This update was released in September 2004. Additional updates will follow.

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Update details

Earlier released updates that are replaced by this update

The Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter: KB870765 replaces the following earlier released update:

835235 Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter update: March 23, 2004

Installation details

How to obtain and install the update

The updates, and also installation instructions and deployment strategies, are found on the Microsoft Download Center. To download this update from the Microsoft Download Center, visit the following Web site:

How to determine whether the update is installed

The update contains updated versions of the following files:
Date         Time   File name     Version     Size     
24-Jun-2004  17:35  Outlfltr.dat              3,536,000
15-Apr-2004  17:50  Outlfltr.dll  1.3.1509.1    116,000
You do not have to install this update if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the previous table. To determine whether the update is installed on your computer, follow these steps.

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 pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Outlfltr.dll, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click Outlfltr.dll, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Version tab, determine the create date, time, and size of the Outlfltr.dat file that is installed on your computer.

MSP file information for administrators

The administrative update is made up of a full-file Windows Installer patch file (MSP file) that is packaged in an 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 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 Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter: KB870765, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
Optionally, you can substitute the parameter REINSTALL=ALL to reinstall all Microsoft Office components on the client computer.

For detailed procedures to patch an administrative image and update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic. To view the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates
The Office Admin Update Center for Office IT Professionals contains the latest administrative patches and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office Admin Update Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:


Article ID: 870765 - Last Review: July 27, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
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  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
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