How to save permanent copies of emails in IMAP account on computer

I have Win 7 64-bit with MS Outlook 2007. I also have another computer with WinXP and Outlook Express. For some reason, I can no longer POP GMAIL e-mails in either client. I have to IMAP them. However, IMAP, as far as I know, only calls up the e-mail body when you are connected online. In case anything happens to the GMAIL account, I would like to have a permanent archive/copy of my mail. Is there a way to do this? Please help. Thanks in advance.
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apache09Commented:
Check that your Gmail Account Settings haev POP Enabled and hasent been reset to disabled

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=13273

Then check your outlook and outlook express client settings

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=12103&ctx=cb&src=cb&cbid=-5e0zyedve71v&cbrank=4
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