>I would assume that if you didn't want to leave the mail
on the remote
>server you'd just use fetchmail to
download it, although, I *think*
>gnus has it's own
software to download the mail if that's what you
You can still use fetchmail to get the mail even if you _do_
want to leave it
on the IMAP server (can't remember the switch offhand).
the original poster _might_ have meant by disconnected mode is
client only connects to the IMAP server when it wants to do
(send/check mail), and is disconnected otherwise. Maybe
keep the IMAP session up all the time?