Fixing Microsoft Outlook issues after June 2017 Update

[German]It seems that Microsoft is fixing some issues observed in Outlook after installing Office security updates from June 13, 2017. Here is an overview what has been fixed. Addendum: Microsoft has pulled the updates to fix this issue for Outlook 2010/2013/2016 on July 12, 2017.


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The issues

After installing Office security updates from June 13, 2017, users observed several issues. A broken search (fixed, see Fixing Microsoft Outlook Search Bug after June 2017 Update), a broken iCloud connection up to blocked RTF attachments are reported. I’ve addressed this within my blog post Outlook issues after June 2017 security updates. Microsoft is aware of these Outlook issues (see).

Fix fo the Windows/Outlook search

Fixes for the broken Windows and Outlook search has been released within several Preview Rollup Updates and cumulative Updates for Windows (see my blog post see Fixing Microsoft Outlook Search Bug after June 2017 Update),

KB3015545: Fixes Outlook 2010 issues

Askwoody reported, that Microsoft released some updates to fix Outlook 2010 issues. Update KB3015545 (June 27, 2017, update for Outlook 2010) shall fixes the following issues.

  • Issue 1: When you open an attachment whose file name includes an ellipsis (…) or an exclamation point (!), the files are blocked and you receive a warning message.
  • Issue 2: If an email message includes an attached email message, and the attached email message’s subject line includes an unsafe file name extension (as listed in the Blocked attachments in Outlook Office webpage), the email attachment is blocked for recipients.
  • Issue 3: You receive an error message when you open attachments in an email message, a contact, or a task that’s formatted as Rich Text.

The patch for 32 bit Outlook has been withdrawn due to crashes in mail preview. Details may be found within Microsoft’s kb article.

Addendum: Microsoft has released KB4011042 at July 5, 2017, to fix the issue mentioned above in 32/64 bit Outlook 2010.

Addendum 2: Microsoft has pulled these updates. The KB article for update KB3191849 contains the following note: Update 4011042 for Microsoft Outlook 2010 that was released on July 5, 2017, is not currently available. This article will be updated as soon as the update is available again..

KB3191849: Fixes Outlook 2013 issues

Microsoft has released update KB3191849 (June 27, 2017, update for Outlook 2013) for Outlook 2013 to fix the following issues:

  • Issue 1: When you open an attachment whose file name includes an ellipsis (…) or an exclamation point (!), the files are blocked and you receive a warning message.
  • Issue 2: If an email message includes an attached email message, and the attached email message’s subject line includes an unsafe file name extension (as listed in the Blocked attachments in Outlook Office webpage), the email attachment is blocked for recipients.
  • Issue 3: When you open attachments that use ShowLevel1Attach, you receive the following error message: One or more objects in this file have been disabled due to your policy settings.

This update required Office 2013 Service Pack 1 installed. Here are the download links from Microsoft Download Center.

  • Download update 3191849 for 32-bit version of Outlook 2013
  • Download update 3191849 for 64-bit version of Outlook 2013

Addendum: Microsoft has pulled these updates. The KB article for update KB3191849 contains the following note: Update 3191849 for Microsoft Outlook 2013 that was released on June 27, 2017, is not currently available. This article will be updated as soon as the update is available again.

KB3213654: Fixes Outlook 2016 issues

Microsoft has released Update KB3213654 for Outlook 2016 on June 30, 2017 to fix the (RTF) attachment issue. The same issues that has been fixed for Outlook 2013 are addressed for Outlook 2016. Here are the download links for 32 and 64 bit patched.

  • Download update 3213654 for 32-bit version of Outlook 2016
  • Download update 3213654 for 64-bit version of Outlook 2016

Addendum: Microsoft has pulled these updates. The KB article for update KB3213654 contains the following note: Update 3213654 for Microsoft Outlook 2016 that was released on June 30, 2017, is not currently available. This article will be updated as soon as the update is available again.

An overview of known issues in Outlook after installing June 2017 security updated may be found here.

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