Re: OpenDKIM: no MTA name match (,

From: Pau Peris <>
Date: Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:40:58 +0100

Hi Murray,

thanks a lot for your explanation, now i understand it a lot better. Just
to conclude, right now i've setted *MTA
<>* so as for your explanation i understand
opendkim is going to sign each email which is delivered from
<>*, is that right? If it comes the day where i
have Postfix on multiple machines then i could set MTA submission, smtps,
etc so it signs emails based on port and not on host, is that right?

Thanks again,

On Fri, Feb 14, 2014 at 6:57 AM, Murray S. Kucherawy <>wrote:

> On Thu, 13 Feb 2014, Pau Peris wrote:
>> Looking at the man page it looks liek here i should place a list of FQDN
>> whose mail is meant to be signed, right? But it also states that this
>> setting is not taken into account on the signing decision, so i'm
>> completely
>> lost here. What makes more sense here, typing the local host FQDN, placing
>> list of trusted hosts unique FQND or leaving it as is?
>> MTA (dataset)
>> A set of MTA names (a la the sendmail(8) DaemonPortOptions
>> Name parameter) whose mail should be signed by this filter. There is no
>> default, meaning MTA name is not considered when making the sign-verify
>> decision.
>> Although OpenDKIM seems to be working fine i would liek to clear this up.
> milter-aware MTAs provide to filters a set of "macros", which are
> essentially entries in a key-value table. OpenDKIM is interested in a few
> of these for its operation. One of them is "i", which is the queue ID for
> the message being processed; OpenDKIM uses this for logging and some
> temporary file names. Another is "j", which is the hostname by which the
> MTA is known and, for example, appears in Received fields and auto-generate
> header fields and the like (for example, a "To:" field that contains only a
> userid and no domain name might have this value added as the domain name).
> Auto-generated failure reports use this.
> A third is "daemon_name", which is included as a way of identifying
> multiple MTAs on the same machine. For sendmail, this is controlled via
> the DaemonPortOptions setting. If, for example, you have sendmail
> configured to listen on port 587 and on port 25, you might give these
> different names ("submission" and "smtp", for example) so that the filter
> can tell over which of these two ports a message arrived.
> So to put that all together: If you wanted to sign only that mail which
> arrived over port 587, then setting OpenDKIM's "MTA" setting to
> "submission" will achieve that for you.
> -MSK

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