When using gnus with nnimap (IMAP access to a remote mail server) and linking gnus articles (e-mail messages) in org-mode files.
What are the pros and cons of gnus storage methods (for articles) in regard of having reliable access to articles, when there is no network connection (aka: offline mode)?
As I see there are multiple possibilities to store a gnus article on local hard disk and I can't see the implications or drawbacks of those methods.
- article caching
- persistent article
- article archiving
- article saving
- using a separate directory or separate backend (like nnml) and copy articles to this
Note: I do not care about storage or inodes usage on my local hard disk.
I do not want to use
important mark for all articles.
I speak about e-mails only (no news involved, yet)