I need to back up a regular Gmail email account ( not Google Docs, just a normal Gmail Account). Unfortunately its an account belonging to someone who has passed away so it is crucial that we don't accidentally delete/destroy the emails in the account as his next of kin needs all of this info to close down bank accounts etc.
Its extremely important that by accident, a glitch somewhere, a non-foreseen circumstance etc, that the original mail is not deleted and remains in the Gmail account
I am a junior technician myself, so I know that I can setup an OutLook Account on my PC ( I have Outlook 2003 not Express, I assume 2003 will work? ), enter the Gmails POP details into the local PC and pull down the mail.
I know that I can POP down the mail, but my question is, is there a second method that I can use before I POP down the mail to do a backup of the clients Gmail account. Just to be doubly sure.
However, I need to do as much diligence as possible.