[kmail2] [Bug 338237] New: Feature Request: Account Wizard Detect google apps by DNS query
kde at kthxbye.us
Wed Aug 13 14:45:47 BST 2014
Bug ID: 338237
Summary: Feature Request: Account Wizard Detect google apps by
Platform: Ubuntu Packages
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
pete at lokalhorst:~$ nslookup -query=mx kthxbye.us
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 = 22.214.171.124
alt2.aspmx.l.google.com internet address = 126.96.36.199
aspmx3.googlemail.com internet address = 188.8.131.52
aspmx2.googlemail.com internet address = 184.108.40.206
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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