Well, I guess my issue is solved then. It's kind of annoying that it does this but at least I now know *why* it's happening. Thanks to everyone for their help. I definitely appreciate it!
I had the same general problem: every few minutes I would get the message "There was a problem connecting to the server 'myserver'. Contact your system administrator for more information."
The problem went away for me when I reset the sync server.
I hope this works for others as well.
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