GW 8 WebAccess Performance issues with IE

Looking to increase performance with IE6 and IE7. When opening of an email the process can take up to 30 seconds with IE6 and IE7. Firefox will load them in less than 5 seconds.

How can I verify that compression is enabled?
How can I verify that compression is enabled for ssl?

Per documentation I added the following...
54.8.2 Apache 2 on Open Enterprise Server (OES) Linux
As root, change to the /etc/opt/novell/httpd/conf directory and open the httpd.conf file.

Locate the LoadModule entries in the file.

Add the following entry:

LoadModule deflate_module modules/mod_deflate.so
<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml
DeflateFilterNote Input instream
DeflateFilterNote Output outstream
DeflateFilterNote Ratio ratio
LogFormat '%{ratio}n%%\t%{outstream}n\t%{instream}n\t"%r"'
deflate
CustomLog logs/deflate_log deflate
</IfModule>

after restart apache load would fail. > module already loaded. I noticed in YaST that it was enabled.
I added the following to the file /etc/apache2/server-tuning.conf
<IfModule mod_deflate.c>
AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain text/xml
DeflateFilterNote Input instream
DeflateFilterNote Output outstream
DeflateFilterNote Ratio ratio
LogFormat '%{ratio}n%%\t%{outstream}n\t%{instream}n\t"%r"'
deflate
CustomLog logs/deflate_log deflate
</IfModule>

where is the proper location for these files on SLES 10?