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    Update for Outlook 2003 Junk E-mail Filter (KB896999)

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    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.
    • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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      2.9 MB

      2.9 MB

      KB Articles: KB896999

        You can get specific information about this update in the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB896999)

        Note: Users of the Urdu language version of Outlook 2003 should download office2003-kb896999-fullfile-urd.exe from the list at the bottom of the page. Customers using the English version of Outlook 2003 should download and install office2003-kb896999-fullfile-enu.exe

    • Supported Operating System

      Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

        • This update applies to the following product: Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

      • Note: Administrators should refer to the Administrator resources section.

        Installation instructions
        If you have Microsoft Office Outlook 2003, do one of the following:

        • Use Office Update on the Office Online Web site (recommended). Office Update automatically detects Office and prompts you to install updates and service packs that bring Office programs up-to-date.

        • Install Update for Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB896999). To do this, follow these steps:
          1. Download the appropriate .exe file by using the links at the bottom of the page, and then save the file to your hard disk drive. You might need to provide the installation source during patch installation if you have previously updated your product.
          2. It is recommended that you quit any programs you are running.

          3. In Windows Explorer, double-click the .exe file that you saved to your hard disk drive, and follow the instructions on the screen.

        Administrator resources
        Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization on the Office Admin Update Center. On the home page of that site, look under Update Strategies section for the product version you are updating.

        The download for this update is available by clicking on the Download button at the top of the page. You can double-click the executable package to begin installation, or extract the patch files (MSP files) by using a command line. The command line and instructions are included in the Knowledge Base article (197147): Command-Line Switches For IExpress Software Update Packages.

        See the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB896999) for further information about this update.