Email compression helps you save time and money. If you are using an Iridium Internet dialup connection then email compression is a must. If you are using a Fleetbroadband or IsatPhone Pro connection then it can save you a lot of money.
These instructions assume you have Win7 and are NOT using a Red-Box router. For almost any other combination (eg Win8, Win10, Mac, iPad) you will require one of our Red-Box routers (and different instructions)
DO NOT follow these instructions if you are using a Red-Box router!
Installing and configuring your teleport-mail
This section covers getting teleport-it software installed, configuring your account and testing your setup. We recommend that you complete this guide using a fast internet connection and then introducing the Iridium or Inmarsat satellite phone after completion.
If you have no other option, then you can follow this guide while using your Iridium or Inmarsat satellite connection, however it is preferable that you use a wifi/broadband connection instead.
Installation is as easy as 1,2,3...
1) teleport-it Download and Installation.
The email compression proxy runs quietly in the background and the only indication that the email compression is working will be a little red boat down in the bottom corner of your screen. It is this little red boat icon that will also help you install and configure your email account (below).
First Download the teleport-it Software Installer:
MailASail teleport-it Software
If you need some help installing the software then please select your operating system from the list below and follow the steps for installation.
- teleport-it installation and email compression configuration on Windows 7/8
- teleport-it installation and email compression configuration on Windows XP
Note that you do not need to install teleport-it if you are using the Iridium phone with a Mac
2) Configuring your email compression with your email client.
Now we need to configure your email client to work with your email compression. We have several setup guides below for several operating systems. Feel free to request other guides if you think we need to add something
There are two main options for configuring mail clients:
PC with teleport-mail compression software installed
- Automatically setup teleport-mail on a Windows 7/8 PC
- Automatically setup teleport-mail on a Windows XP PC
- Manual configuration with teleport-mail for Outlook, Thunderbird, etc on PC
3) Testing your email compression over a "limited" connectivity connection
By this stage you should have configured your email and tested it over your broadband connection. A good way to test it over your broadband connection is to try out the teleport-weather service and request some GRIB files.
Once you are happy that your email compression is setup and working correctly over you broadband connection it is time to try it over your "limited" connection. This can be a variety of things including Iridium internet dial up, a FleetBroadband, an IsatPhone Pro or a 3G dongle.
4) Test your setup!! Final validation testing
OK, so you think you have got everything setup correctly do you? Well every year we see a lot of people miss important steps and insufficient testing means that these errors sometimes aren't found until the last minute (or later). See our simple test setup to give your internet connection a workout and ensure it's all tickety-boo.