One widely unknown feature of Outlook Express and the Windows
Live Mail client is how easy it is to backup your mail locally (to which
you can then burn to CD/DVD, put on a USB stick, etc.) Even if
you’re not using Hotmail, you can easily back up any POP or IMAP
account by a simple drag’n’drop to a local folder. You could even
backup Gmail easily using the WLmail client.
See video below for details.