I recently came upon this site called backupify (I have no idea how you pronouce that!) which provides you free online backups of your Gmail as well as other social media tools.
Backupify is an all-in-one archiving, search and restore service for the most popular online services including Google Apps, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa and more.
Running on Amazon’s Web Services Infrastructure, all you need to do is to sign up for backupify here, select a plan that you want (yes, there is a free plan available!) and then select which of your online accounts you want to sign up for. Voila, and you are done! Backupify would then take a couple of days to back up your online accounts.
Unfortunately that the free personal plan only offers 2Gb of free storage while my Gmail account is already reaching 4Gb of data!
I really really really need to clear up some of those older emails as well as junk in my mailbox. But at least Google keeps adding up extra storage space for emails!
Anyway if you really rely a lot of Gmail or can’t trust the cloud space in which other social media applications work on, Backupify would definitely give you a better sense of security.