Can I delete my account but keep my old emails?

I want to delete one of my accounts, and even though I use pop3 and download everything to my laptop, I got the message that all my folders and emails would vanish. How can I save contacts/emails so that this doesn’t happen? Thanks for any help you can give me on this.

You can copy all your data to a separate folders in Local folders. If you need any further assistance, contact me directly at wilson@emclient.com