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Why does removing attachments from .msg e-mails saved on the network increase the file size?

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Some staff here like to save all their e-mails with attachments to the file server as individual .msg files, which has been causing a significant increase in used space. In testing the idea to save an e-mail but remove all attachments, I noticed that this caused the .msg file to INCREASE in size on the server instead of decreasing. I tried it multiple times with different e-mails and got the same result. Is this normal behavior? Is there a way to get the expected result of a decrease in file size when removing attachments?
Jeff Darling
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