[kmail2] [Bug 338237] New: Feature Request: Account Wizard Detect google apps by DNS query

Pete kde at kthxbye.us
Wed Aug 13 14:45:47 BST 2014


            Bug ID: 338237
           Summary: Feature Request: Account Wizard Detect google apps by
                    DNS query
           Product: kmail2
           Version: 4.13.2
          Platform: Ubuntu Packages
                OS: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: wishlist
          Priority: NOR
         Component: misc
          Assignee: kdepim-bugs at kde.org
          Reporter: kde at kthxbye.us


I was trying to setup kmail for my google apps account on my own domain (you
can use gmail with your own domain name) but the server details could not be
retrieved. Technically the account details and servers are the same as for
gmail.com, just the username is different (user at yourdomain.com instead of
user at gmail.com). 

I worked around by entering details for a real gmail account and then change
the user to my google apps domain username as I was too lazy to get all the
config details from googles help pages. 

However it is easily detectable if a domain is using google apps by querying
the mx dns records which are the same for all google apps accounts and look
like this: 

pete at lokalhorst:~$ nslookup -query=mx kthxbye.us

Non-authoritative answer:
kthxbye.us      mail exchanger = 20 alt1.aspmx.l.google.com.
kthxbye.us      mail exchanger = 10 aspmx.l.google.com.
kthxbye.us      mail exchanger = 30 aspmx4.googlemail.com.
kthxbye.us      mail exchanger = 20 alt2.aspmx.l.google.com.
kthxbye.us      mail exchanger = 30 aspmx5.googlemail.com.
kthxbye.us      mail exchanger = 30 aspmx3.googlemail.com.
kthxbye.us      mail exchanger = 30 aspmx2.googlemail.com.

Authoritative answers can be found from:
aspmx.l.google.com      internet address =
alt2.aspmx.l.google.com internet address =
aspmx3.googlemail.com   internet address =
aspmx2.googlemail.com   internet address =

With these details the standard config for gmail could be pre-selected for the
account config in the wizard. 

This is not really a big deal but it would be nice to see the config magically
appearing after entering a google apps mail address. 

Keep up the great work. By the way, I couldn't select 4.13.3 as version number
which is shipped with Kubuntu 14.04. 

Best regards, Pete

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