FleetBroadband and Email compression checklist

Below is a checklist to help FleetBroadband users get setup and working with all of our compression software

  • Signup for a teleport-it account - http://admin.mailasail.com/signup
  • Subscribe for a period of time - http://www.mailasail.com/Subscribe/Home
  • Follow instructions to setup teleport-mail - http://www.mailasail.com/Support/Teleport-Mail-Setup-Guide
  • Test by sending some emails maybe try out the weather responder - http://weather.mailasail.com/Teleport-Weather/Teleport-weather-Usage
  • Optimise computer - http://www.mailasail.com/Support/Disable-Background-Tasks (This is a must on an Iridium but will save you money on a FleetBroadband)
  • Setup Firewall using Red-Box
  • Setup web compression - http://www.mailasail.com/Support/Teleport-Proxy-Configuration
  • All of the above can be done without plugging your FBB into your computer, best to do it all over a free wifi connection. Next...
  • Turn on FBB and plug network cable into Red-Box (if not already plugged in).
  • Connect to firewall option 3 or 4 on the Red-Box 'Connect to Internet' page via Red-Box portal
  • Web interface - Open a web browser and type in and save as a bookmark/favourite. This is the web interface on the FBB, it does not cost you to view this. 
  • Estimated billing - Have a look at the user manual and look at how to enter your call pricing so that you can view your estimated bill on the terminal. see pages 88 and 43.
  • Starting a data session - see page 20 (and 29) of the User Manual, once you have started a data session you can start using the internet. We would not recommend using online email clients like Hotmail and GMail, but rather set your other email accounts to be forwarded to your mailasail address.
  • Ending a data session - Once you have finished receiving and sending your mail you can stop the data session. Even though you should have disabled any background programs by this stage I would not recommend leaving the data session active. Do not trust your computer not to use the internet. 
  • Your bill - don't forget to keep an eye on your bill using the web interface.
  • Recent terminals have a feature (via the web interface) to automatically terminate the data session when the spend reaches a certain number of MB of data. This can be inconvenient if set incorrectly, but it can also be used as a very effective way to prevent runaway data downloads and unlimited bills. We would recommend you investigate and consider enabling it at an appropriate upper limit (but remember to consider disabling it if a large download is expected and you don't want to risk terminating mid-download). See page 110 of the user manual.
  • Sailor FleetBroadband 150 User Manual.pdf