No, the point is Gmail through Google Apps doesn't allow "always on" https in individual mail account settings. Yet.
I was struggling to ascertain what makes you think Dreamhost have somehow setup the way that Google Apps functions, until I realised you're unaware of how the Google Apps system actually works. I'll try give you a quick rundown.
Google introduced "always on" https in late July. It was rolled out over their regular Gmail accounts. These accounts are single entities. They are not invovled in any domain transactions like Google Apps accounts. Gmail accounts are running in a different system.
Google Apps is a domain orientated system. The adminstrator of domain mail is the one who is responsible for switching "always on" https transactions for the domain's clients. If you were a Google Apps Premier Edition admin (ie. they have your credit card and are charging you) you'd have the functionality already. If you're not you'll just have to wait it out.
It might pay you to check your admin account because it is being rolled out to non-paying customers, but the paying ones get first call.
And rightly so I should think.
Sign in with the 'Domain Admin' account you setup initially.
Click the [color=#0000CC]Domain Settings[/color] TAB along the top.
The SSL switch for Google Apps will appear between your New Services and Features and Control Panel fields.
If you don't see it yet, ensure you have selected to 'Automatically add new Google services' and 'Turn on new features' then sit back and wait until they get around to you. If you can't wait to have https functionality across your Google Apps, I'm sure they'll be happy to sign you up for Google Apps Premier Edition.
There is no conspiracy.
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