is there a way to make outlook 2007 like gmail in functionality and look?
Grab your mails using Gmail (see the setting), and you will receive and send your mails over gmail.
Then enable Offline Gmail from the lab, if will ask you to install an application.
Then syncronise all your online mails with the offline gmail wich is installed on your pc now.
Then you can use gmail or offline gmail to send and receive mails.