Best method for backing up Gmail

What is the best method for backing up Gmail.

I use outlook 2007. I want to be able to back it up and put it on a removable drive in case I need it later.



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Sam654Asked:
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Sudeep SharmaTechnical DesignerCommented:
Enable POP3 access on your gmail accound and download all the email using your Outlook. Once the emails are downloaded save them to PST file which could be later opened using Outlook.

Check below link for further help
http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&ctx=mail&answer=12103

Sudeep

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Sam654Author Commented:
Is this the only way? I was hoping to investigate some alternatives.
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Sam654Author Commented:
And then I can put the Offline GMail Labs stuff on a USB and restore it at any time???
waqarkhan88Commented:
no it only remains on the PC u have installed Offline Gmail :(
waqarkhan88Commented:
http://www.ontop-tech.com/email-on-your-usb-flash-drive.aspx

or you can use this free software i think it suits ur needs :)

http://www.gmail-backup.com/
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