MailASail News/Blog

MailASail Attending Southampton Boat Show 2016

The PSP Southampton Boat Show 2016 kicks off from Friday 16th - Sunday 25th September and is always a great day out.

Come and say hello at Stand J339 where we will have lots of satellite phone equipment on display, including the new Iridium 9575 Extreme and our WiFi Bat long range wifi booster and RedBox wireless router. We are also proudly hosting Ocean Cruising Club on our stand this year.

We will have a number of special offers and show only discounts on sat phone, airtime and WiFi gadgets, so don't miss out!

You can buy your tickets online at: http://southamptonboatshow.com

Don't forget to use code EPTOGPTZ7L for discounted ticket prices!!

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2016-09-16

Red Box Firmware V1.11 Released

We are proud to announce release of firmware version 1.11, for the Red Box wireless router and bandwidth optimiser. Please update as soon as possible.

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2016-09-14

Red Box Firmware V1.10 Released

We are proud to announce release of firmware version 1.10, for the Red Box wireless router and bandwidth optimiser. Please update as soon as possible.

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2016-04-19

WCC Ocean Cruising Seminar 2016

MailASail to speak at the Ocean Cruising Seminar in Guildford from 11th-13th March 2016.

We'll be on hand to answer your questions and will have some great offers on satellite phones!

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2016-03-06

MailASail Attending London Boatshow 2016

MailASail are exhibiting at the London Boat Show 2016 from January 8th-17th!

Come and see us on stand D17 (Turn right as you enter the main entrance) for lots of great offers and promotions!

Tickets are on sale now! For discounted boatshow tickets use our promotional code by following the link below (or quote ref: EX12):

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2016-01-08

Inmarsat Airtime Pricing Update - effective Feb 2016

Inmarsat has announced significant changes to FleetBroadband airtime services which will take effect from February 2016.

The changes include the introduction of new services, end of life (EOL) for selected plans and closure to new activations on some existing plans (including the Small Vessel Plan).

Please find below an overview of the changes.

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2015-12-21

MailASail Attending Southampton Boat Show 2015

The PSP Southampton Boat Show 2015 kicks off from 11th - 20st September and is always a great day out.

Come and say hello at Stand G037 where we will have lots of satellite phone equipment on display, including the new Iridium 9575 Extreme and our Wifi Bat long range wifi booster and RedBox wireless router.

We will have a number of special offers and show only discounts on sat phone, airtime and wifi gadgets, so don't miss out!

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2015-09-11

Inmarsat Services Transitioning to Alphasat

On 24th March 2015, Inmarsat will transition all BGAN (FleetBroadband, SwiftBroadband, and Land BGAN) and Classic Aero services from the current EMEA region satellite (I-4 F2) to the more powerful Alphasat satellite.

GSPS services were successfully transitioned to Alphasat in November 2013.

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2015-03-20

Iridium Phones Show Incorrect Date Of 2008

Iridium have updated the system time on their satellites as of 3rd March 2015. Iridium call this a "re-epoch". Since that point, some Iridium handsets, including the Iridium 9555, Iridium 9575 Extreme, Iridium 9505a and Iridium 9500) will display an incorrect system time (of 2008) until the user corrects the time by entering in a sequence of numbers on the handset. (Note, Iridium-Go is unaffected)

Note that this change should have no effect on the ability to make phone calls, send SMS messages or to make internet data calls. However, the time shown on the handset display will be reset to start counting from late 2007 and as you read this post will be showing a date in 2008 (or perhaps 2009 if you are reading this in 2016!). Additionally the Iridium 9575 GPS will fail to obtain a valid position and hence the Iridium 9575 tracking feature will stop working until the system time is reset as below.

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2015-03-20

Red-Box Named as Iridium AxcessPoint Replacement

Iridium have announced the "End of Life" for the Iridium Axcess Point product.

The Iridium AxcessPoint will be discontinued and Iridium have suggested replacement solutions for this product which include the Red-Box router from MailASail!

The Axcess Point is Iridium's previous generation product to allow phones/tablets/laptops to be easily hooked up to an Iridium handheld phone via wifi

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2015-03-08

Mailasail In Las Palmas For ARC 2015

MailASail will be available in Las Palmas from 5th-22nd November 2015 for the start of ARC 2015 to assist with any last minute customer problems.

(If you wish to contact us during that week then please see this page: ARC 2015 Support
and PLEASE, PLEASE leave us a contact email and mobile phone contact number!!)

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2015-03-07

MailASail Attending Southampton Boat Show 2015

MailASail are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting once again at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2015. The show runs from 11th - 20st September and is always a great day out.

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2015-03-07

WCC Ocean Cruising Seminar 2015

MailASail to speak at the Ocean Cruising Seminar in Guildford from 6th-8th March 2015.

We'll be on hand to answer your questions and will have some great offers on satellite phones!

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2015-03-06

MailASail Attending London Boatshow 2015

MailASail are exhibiting at the London Boat Show 2015 from January 9th-18th!

Come and see us on stand A056 (Turn right as you enter the main entrance) for lots of great offers and promotions!

Tickets are on sale now! For discounted boatshow tickets use our promotional code by following the link below (or quote ref: EX12):

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2015-01-09

Mailasail In Las Palmas For ARC 2014

MailASail will be available in Las Palmas from 6th-23rd November 2014 for the start of ARC 2014 to assist with any last minute customer problems.

(If you wish to contact us during that week then please see this page: ARC 2014 Support
and PLEASE, PLEASE leave us a contact email and mobile phone contact number!!)

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2014-11-06

MailASail Attending Southampton Boat Show 2014

MailASail are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting once again at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014. The show runs from 12th - 21st September and is always a great day out.

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2014-09-12

Iridium Prepaid System - Major Upgrade May 2014

Iridium will be performing a major upgrade to their Prepaid airtime platform between Thurs 5th June through Mon 9th June 2014. Due to the nature of the upgrade this will mean that no activations, or topups will be possible during that timeframe.

Please be proactive and ensure you have adequate airtime before Thursday 5th June.

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2014-06-05

WCC Ocean Cruising Seminar 2014

MailASail to speak at the Ocean Cruising Seminar in Guildford from 7th-9th March 2014.

We'll be on hand to answer your questions and will have some great offers on satellite phones!

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2014-03-07

Iridium Pilot Price Increases Jan 2014

Price increases are never a popular subject, however, Iridium have announced a snap price increase on the extremely popular Iridium Pilot terminals. The Pilot is the high speed satellite terminal, priced approximately 2-3x that of a standard handheld Iridium (approx £2,999+vat), but with over 50x the performance, at around 10% of the data cost. This has become a very popular terminal with leisure users in the recent few years

The price increase takes effect on Jan 31st 2014, so dealers have had just hours to buy up remaining stocks before the price increases! The price rise will be approx £400-1,000 (exactly increase is still unclear). It is worth reacting quickly!

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2014-01-30

Red Box Firmware V1.6 Release

Hot on the heels of the previous release, we are proud to announce release of firmware version 1.6, for the Red Box wireless router and bandwidth optimiser. Please update as soon as possible.

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2013-11-11

Mailasail In Las Palmas For ARC 2013

MailASail will be available in Las Palmas from 7th-24st November 2013 for the start of ARC 2013 to assist with any last minute customer problems.

(If you wish to contact us during that week then please see this page: ARC 2013 Support - and PLEASE, PLEASE leave us a mobile phone contact number!!)

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2013-11-02

Iridium Prepaid Voucher Expiry Changes Dec 2013

On Dec 17th 2013, Iridium will change the details of prepaid airtime expiry. The affect of these changes should generally be small and few customers will be materially affected, but it's important that we clearly communicate the effect of these changes so that customers are appropriately informed.

The substance of the change is that prepaid vouchers will no longer roll over indefinitely, but will now expire after a definite interval. In summary most prepaid vouchers will now have an explicit expiry of 3 years, with the 3K/5K min vouchers having an explicit 4 year expiry.

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2013-10-29

Removal of APOP Authentication from Mail Servers

At MailASail, we try to support the widest range of ways you can access our mail servers. However, due to bugs in most versions of iPhone and IPad, and the increasing popularity of these devices, we need to REMOVE support for a way your device sends passwords to our servers.

Because this might cause problems we will do a test removal of this feature this Friday 1st Nov, turn the feature back on for the weekend and then off permanently starting Mon 4th Nov.

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2013-10-29

Red Box Firmware V1.3 Release

We are proud to announce release of firmware version 1.3, for the Red Box wireless router and bandwidth optimiser. Please update as soon as possible.

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2013-10-01

MailASail Attending Southampton Boat Show 2013

MailASail are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting once again at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2013. The show runs from 13th - 22nd September and is always a great day out.

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2013-09-13

Inmarsat FleetBroadband Critical Update June 2013

A critical firmware upgrade for Thrane & Thrane (Cobham SATCOM) SAILOR terminals is available to download.

The upgrade to version 1.16 for the SAILOR family terminals is required following enhancements to the Inmarsat network, scheduled for early June, which will impact the behaviour of IP handsets. Terminals not upgraded to version 1.16 or above will experience an issue when receiving calls through a Thrane & Thrane IP handset.

You can find the latest firmware here: Inmarsat FleetBroadband Firmware Upgrade

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2013-05-30

Teleport Proxy Chome Extension Now Available

We are proud to announce the launch of teleport-proxy as a chrome extension on the chrome web store

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/teleport-proxy/kldcnpmgefdbldimfocfpmjffnkbdbln

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2013-05-29

Spring May Bank Holiday 2013

MailASail will be closed for Spring May Bank Holiday 2013 from Friday 27/05/2013 until GMT 09h00 on Tuesday 28/05/2013

Happy Holidays

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2013-05-24

IsatPhonePro Mandatory Firmware Upgrade 2013

There is a MANDATORY firmware upgrade available for the IsatPhonePro handset. Owners must upgrade to firmware 5.3.0 (or later) before 31st December 2013 or the handset may have problems connecting to the network.

Links to the instructions to upgrade your firmware to version 5.3.0 (or later) can be found in our Inmarsat IsatPhonePro Support section

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2013-05-09

Early May Bank Holiday 2013

MailASail will be closed for Early May Bank Holiday 2013 from Friday 03/05/2013 until GMT 09h00 on Tuesday 07/05/2013

Happy Holidays

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2013-05-03

Easter Holiday 2013 Business Hours

MailASail will be closed for Easter 2013 from Friday 29/03/2013 until GMT 09h00 on Tuesday 02/04/2013

Happy Holidays

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2013-03-27

WCC Ocean Cruising Seminar 2013

MailASail to speak at the Ocean Cruising Seminar in Guildford from 1st-3rd March 2013.

We'll be on hand to answer your questions and will have some great offers on satellite phones!

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2013-03-01

MailASail Attending London Boatshow 2013

MailASail are exhibiting at the London Boat Show 2013 from January 12th-20th!

Come and see us on stand E157 (Near the Guinness Bar) for lots of great offers and promotions!

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2013-01-12

Iridium Provides Inbound Caller ID for all Iridium Satellite Phones

Effective December 19, 2012, Iridium now provides inbound Caller ID on all telephony service packages, allowing customers that use Iridium telephony products to view inbound numbers from terrestrial and mobile networks on their Iridium device display. This feature was recently added at no additional charge for existing and new telephony subscribers and allows customers to screen inbound calls, view received call numbers, and store received call numbers to their device phonebook (missed calls is not currently supported).

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2012-12-19

Mailasail In Las Palmas For ARC 2012

MailASail will be available in Las Palmas from 15th-25st November 2012 for the start of ARC 2012 to assist with any last minute customer problems.

(If you wish to contact us during that week then please see this page: ARC 2012 Support - and PLEASE, PLEASE leave us a mobile phone contact number!!)

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2012-11-25

Red Box Firmware V1.2 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of a new firmware, version 1.2, for the Red Box wireless router and bandwidth optimiser

The Red Box wireless router gives very easy integration of all communication devices from 3G, Wireless and satellite devices. Additionally it takes NMEA data and wirelessly repeats it. This makes it extremely easy to network all of these devices with no more effort than plugging them in and then connecting to the local wifi network! Additionally there is full integration with our teleport-it email/web compression and optimisation service

A quick changelog can be found below. Upgrade instructions can be found here:

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2012-11-13

Red Box Firmware version v1.1 Released

We are pleased to announce the release of a new firmware, version 1.1, for the Red Box wireless router and bandwidth optimiser

The Red Box wireless router gives very easy integration of all communication devices from 3G, Wireless and satellite devices. Additionally it takes NMEA data and wirelessly repeats it. This makes it extremely easy to network all of these devices with no more effort than plugging them in and then connecting to the local wifi network! Additionally there is full integration with our teleport-it email/web compression and optimisation service

A quick changelog can be found below. Upgrade instructions can be found here:

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2012-10-09

Default Webmail Changed To Roundcube

The default webmail system has been switched from the longstanding "SquirrelMail" to the far slicker "Roundcube" software. This will hopefully be greeted with enthusiasm and brings a very modern webmail system with WYSIWYG editing and drag and drop email handling

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2012-10-03

MailASail at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2012

MailASail are pleased to announce they will be exhibiting once again at the PSP Southampton Boat Show 2012. The show runs from 14th - 23rd September and is always a great day out.

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2012-09-14

FleetBroadband Small Vessel Plan 32kbps Restriction Removed

Great news for all Inmarsat Fleet Broadband Small Vessel Plan customers - With immediate effect the previously imposed 32kbps QoS restriction has now been lifted on all Fleetbroadband Small Vessel Plans.

This means that you can now enjoy full speed ahead on your Fleetbroadband 150 / 250 & 500 units.

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2012-09-04

Iridium 9575 Tracking Now Integrates With Teleport Blog

The Iridium 9575 Extreme built in GPS tracking feature is now fully compatible with MailASail's teleport-blog!

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2012-08-21

We Are Hiring - Web Application Developer Needed

We are looking for a web application developer to join our multi-talented team. Are you interested in working with the latest web and mobile technologies, building exciting user focused applications? Then we want to hear from you. Send your CV and covering letter to jobs@mailasail.com

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2012-06-15

Release Announcement: NEW RedBox Now Shipping

MailASail Satellite Communications are excited to announce the latest release of the RedBox wireless router and satellite phone optimiser!

We have been working tirelessly over the past few months, making improvements to both the functionality and feature set of the RedBox, and are very pleased to announce this new release.

In this latest release you will see a new user interface, full integration of new devices including our Wifi Bat long range wifi booster, and new configurable firewall settings.

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2012-05-15

Wifi Bat gets Excellent Review by Sailing Today Magazine!

Our NEW Wifi Bat has received a fantastic full page review in Sailing Today this month!

Some quotes include: "dead easy to install" "performance is exceptional" "pretty impressive"

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2012-04-16

WCC Ocean Cruising Seminar 2012

MailASail to speak at the Ocean Cruising Seminar in Guildford from 9th-11th March 2012.

We'll be on hand to answer your questions and will have some great offers on satellite phones!

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2012-03-09

Express Mail to Become teleport-it

Express Mail is changing!

The old Express Mail service package is to be rebranded as the "teleport-it" suite of services.

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2012-02-27

London Boat Show Jan 6th-15th 2012

MailASail are exhibiting at the London Boat Show 2012 from January 6th-15th!

Come and see us on stand F120 (North Hall) for lots of great offers and promotions!

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2012-01-06

Mailasail in Las Palmas for ARC 2011 Start

MailASail will be available in Las Palmas from 10th-21st November 2011 for the start of ARC 2011 to assist with any last minute customer problems.

(If you wish to contact us during that week then please see this page: ARC 2010 Support - and PLEASE, PLEASE leave us a mobile phone contact number!!)

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2011-11-10

Southampton Boat Show Sept 16-25th 2011

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2011-09-16

Yachting World "Top Rated Email Provider" for 2nd Year Running!

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2011-07-20

IsatPhonePro Data Service Launched

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2011-04-29

MailASail are on Facebook

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2011-04-04

Ocean Cruising Seminar Guildford: 11th-13th March 2011

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2011-03-11

MailASail at the London Boatshow 2011

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2011-01-07

Yachting World Gear Test "Top Rated Email Provider"

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2010-06-06

The Ultimate Weather Portal

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2009-05-05

Another glowing recommendation in Yachting Monthly March 2009

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2009-03-15

Photorazor - The Ultimate Simple Image Resizer Available

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2008-07-02