The government has asked telecom service providers to bar Nokia's proposed `pushmail' or `powermail' service till the cellphone maker puts in place a legal monitoring system for the new service.
The move comes at a time when it is already burdenened with the security problems associated with Blackberry services.
"In view of the Intelligence Bureau's report, Department of Telecommunications is requested to advice the telecom service providers not to launch Nokia's proposed pushmail/powermail service without putting in place monitoring facilities to the satisfaction of the LEAs," ministry of home affairs said in a communication to DoT.
Nokia's new messaging service, called the `pushmail', enables mobile users with compatible Nokia cellphones to manage multiple email accounts from popular email services such as Yahoo!, Gmail, Rediff etc.
The government's move to bar the proposed service is meant not to inconvenience customers at a time when it is already burdened with the security problems associated with Blackberry services.
The government has been in talks with Blackberry maker Research In Motion for providing a solution to intercept its Enterprise mail services.