I spent the better part of two days trying everything under the sun to get OpenDKIM to work on our server. Finally found the solution.

No matter what I changed, OpenDKIM would not listen on port 8891. Finally, I discovered that in the opendkim.service file it was not loading it to 8891, but to a sock file.


ExecStart=/usr/sbin/opendkim -P /var/run/opendkim/opendkim.pid -p local:/var/run/opendkim/opendkim.sock

It needed to be changed to:


ExecStart=/usr/sbin/opendkim -P /var/run/opendkim/opendkim.pid -p inet:8891

Restart OpenDKIM and Postfix and you should be up and running again.

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Bishop Gregory Godsey

Bishop Gregory Godsey is the Presiding Bishop of the Old Catholic Churches International. He is also the Director of the Office of Communications and Media Relations in the OCCI and is the Managing Editor of Convergent Streams. He is the Pastor of Saint Francis Old Catholic Church in Augusta, Georgia.

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