Using Outlook 2007, up to date, for personal use, not business or Exchange. Suddenly there is a huge increase in message size; these are ordinary, brief, HTML messages with NO attachments or inline images. Previously they have been under 10k. Now they are hundreds of kilobytes, as is shown in Properties for each affected message, and on the message list in this image. Inbox Repair Tool found and fixed errors, no change. Compressed the PST, no change. The PST is the older type, Personal Folders File (97-2002), and I've had no compelling reason to update to the newer PST version. But that's next on the list if I can't solve this message size issue.