Outlook 2003 Archive File

I had a large Archive file 1.7GB and deleted the oldest emails and the properties show the folder size at about 700,000 kb now but the file size on the server is still 1.7gb.  Is this a similar issue like an exchange mailbox that has had a lot or emails deleted and still shows the original Size?  Can an archive be compressed to solve this problem?
SJohnson13Asked:
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wrdunlapCommented:
This article applies to Outlook 2002 and 2003

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=289987

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wrdunlapCommented:
It also has links for 2000 and 98.  Hope that helps
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