Re: unable to start opendkim on Ubuntu

From: Cole Tierney <>
Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2014 15:27:28 -0500

Iíve got opendkim running and signing emails. I here are my changes to /etc/opendkim.conf:

UserID opendkim:opendkim
Socket inet:8891_at_localhost
OversignHeaders From

Canonicalization relaxed/simple
SubDomains yes

Iím unsure which change did the trick, but Iím glad the signing is working.

Now I just need to wait for my dns provider to fix my public key record. They seem unfamiliar with dkim. They have a simple http dns editor, but itís broken; truncates everything in the txt record at the first semicolon and thereís no name field. Escaping doesnít help.

On Mar 5, 2014, at 3:57 PM, Cole Tierney <> wrote:

> I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and I'm having trouble getting opendkim to start. I followed this tutorial:
> It seems to be related to permissions on /etc/mail. I don't see anything related to opendkim in:
> /var/log/mail.log
> sudo service opendkim start
> Starting OpenDKIM: opendkim: /etc/opendkim.conf: /etc/mail is writeable and owned by uid 107 which is not the executing uid (111) or the superuser
> opendkim.

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