What is Thunderbird doing?

For a long time Thunderbird have given me problems. The most occurring one is when Thunderbird want to move a message to the "sent" folder - and for this need(or does not need) to access my mail-server. Now i also have problems with time-out for something simple like saving a draft to the draft folder. Today I quite a bit work in creating a mail that i wanted to save as a draft - but Thunderbird failed to do that and the whole mail is lost. As a programmer since the stone-age I really can not understand how its even remotely possible that a Windows program can not save a file to a specified folder over and over again.
Paer ToernellAsked:
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Sounds to me like your email is set up as an IMAP account where everything is 'synced' with the mail server.  If that is true, then network problems can cause you problems when they don't allow actions to 'complete'.
Paer ToernellAuthor Commented:
If its like that it is certainly unintentional and must be the default setting. How can i unsync this? I cant find any such settings.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You can't 'unsync' an IMAP account because that's the way it works.  You will have to create another account and make sure it is POP3.  IMAP is used to 'sync' your email with cell phones and multiple computers.  POP3 won't do that.

Last time I had to create a new account in Thunderbird, it argued with me and made it difficult.  Here is the "Automatic Account Configuration" http://support.mozillamessaging.com/en-US/kb/automatic-account-configuration page.  Note in the second window, there is a 'manual config' button and a selection for POP3.

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