Backing up your email
Bringing it down from "The Cloud"
Gmail lets you interact with data (in the form of email) that lives online. If you have Gmail set up to collect your SBMS mail, it is just showing a window to the data that is "on" our SBMS email server. When that server is switched "off", you will no longer be able to view your SBMS emails. You can, however, use Google's tools to download that in the form of an Archive, which can then be viewed by an email program that uses the .mbox data format (Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc.)