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Today Google announced on the Gmail Blog that Gmail now supports push email for the iPhone and Windows Mobile devices. The new addition is actually part of the Google Sync service which allows users to sync contacts and calendars from their Google accounts. To receive push Gmail, you'll need to set up your Google account as a Microsoft Exchange service in your iPhone's settings. More instructions are available on Google's help page. I've tried setting up my Gmail account to receive push email with no luck Google may still be in the process of rolling out the service to some accounts. Let us know in the comments if you get it working!
According to TUAW, several readers who use Microsoft Exchange email on their iPhones have reported that they're unable to retrieve encrypted messages after upgrading to iPhone 3.1. Under iPhone 3.0, users were able to use an encryption option to retrieve mail, although it wasn't correctly encrypted. iPhone 3.1 corrects the problem by disabling access to encrypted exchange mail on devices other than the iPhone 3GS. This is because the 3GS is the only iPhone OS device that has the proper hardware requirements to handle the encryption.