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Thunderbird connecting to pz-in-f16.1e100.net

I use Mozilla  Thunderbird to access my Gmail accounts. I just set it up and noticed that it was making a continuous connection to pz-in-f16.1e100.net and was downloading something using 99% of my available bandwidth. A quick lookup revealed pz-in-f16.1e100.net belonged to Google. So was Thunderbird downloading the mails from my Gmail accounts? Yes it was - even though I did not click on the Download / Sync menu. I ...