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[[pacman|Install]] the package {{Pkg|opendkim}} from the [[Official repositories]].
 
[[pacman|Install]] the package {{Pkg|opendkim}} from the [[Official repositories]].
  
You may add an user for opendkim or use existing one (for example: postfix)
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You may add a user for opendkim or use an existing one (for example: postfix)
  
 
== Basic configuration ==
 
== Basic configuration ==
* Generate key:
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* Generate key (server1 is the selector that is specified in the conf file below):
 
  opendkim-genkey -r -s server1 -d example.com
 
  opendkim-genkey -r -s server1 -d example.com
 
* Create {{ic|/etc/opendkim/opendkim.conf}} (see example in the same directory)
 
* Create {{ic|/etc/opendkim/opendkim.conf}} (see example in the same directory)
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== Notes ==
 
== Notes ==
While you're about to fight spam and increase people's trust in your server, you might want to take a look at [http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Policy_Framework Sender Policy Framework], which basically means adding a DNS Record stating which servers are authorized to send email for your domain.
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While you're about to fight spam and increase people's trust in your server, you might want to take a look at [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sender_Policy_Framework Sender Policy Framework], which basically means adding a DNS Record stating which servers are authorized to send email for your domain.

Revision as of 12:02, 23 January 2014

DomainKeys Identified Mail is a digital email signing/verification technology, which is already supported by some common mail providers. (For example yahoo, google, etc).

The idea

Basically DKIM means digitally signing all messages on the server to verify the message actually was sent from the domain in question and is not spam or pishing (and has not been modified).

  • The sender's mail server signs outgoing email with the private key.
  • When the message arrives, the receiver (or his server) requests the public key from the domain's DNS and verifies the signature.

This ensures the message was sent from a server who's private key matches the domain's public key.

For more info see RFC 6376

Installation

Install the package opendkim from the Official repositories.

You may add a user for opendkim or use an existing one (for example: postfix)

Basic configuration

  • Generate key (server1 is the selector that is specified in the conf file below):
opendkim-genkey -r -s server1 -d example.com
  • Create /etc/opendkim/opendkim.conf (see example in the same directory)

Minimal config:

/etc/opendkim/opendkim.conf
Domain                  example.com
KeyFile                 /path/to/keys/server1.private
Selector                server1
Socket                  inet:8891@localhost
UserID                  opendkim
  • Add a DNS TXT record with your selector and public key. The correct record is generated with the private key and can be found in server1.txt in the same location as the private key.
  • Enable and start the opendkim.service. Read Daemons for more information.

Postfix integration

Just add

 non_smtpd_milters=inet:127.0.0.1:8891

and/or

 smtpd_milters=inet:127.0.0.1:8891

into main.cf or smtpd options in master.cf

master.cf example:

smtp      inet  n       -       n       -       -       smtpd
  -o smtpd_client_connection_count_limit=10
  -o smtpd_milters=inet:127.0.0.1:8891

submission inet n       -       n       -       -       smtpd
  -o smtpd_enforce_tls=no
  -o smtpd_sasl_auth_enable=yes
  -o smtpd_client_restrictions=permit_sasl_authenticated,reject
  -o smtpd_sasl_path=smtpd
  -o cyrus_sasl_config_path=/etc/sasl2
  -o smtpd_milters=inet:127.0.0.1:8891

Notes

While you're about to fight spam and increase people's trust in your server, you might want to take a look at Sender Policy Framework, which basically means adding a DNS Record stating which servers are authorized to send email for your domain.