So, I'm new to IRC.
I made a nickname with a password through nickserv on the channel that I usually participate in.
What I want to know is if there's a way I can read messages that I've missed when my computer's not on, or if I'm not connected?
I heard someone IRL mention that there are people with "persistent accounts" who check in every few days and read over all the stuff they've missed. How do you do this?
PS: I'm using ERC and IRC client for Emacs.
Edit: After reading the answers, I found Ezbounce. Setting it up was easy, and figuring out how to use it wasn't too bad.