EASDirectPush causing high network activity


I noticed yesterday tha the network activity icon (the circle of two arrows) is flashing about once per second. I began shutting down applications through the settings tab, and determined it was the EASDirectPush service for the "mail" Process. If I shut down the service, the network activity stops flashing.

I have tried rebooting, pulling the battery to no avail. Anyone have an idea how to cure this issue. It is killing my battery.