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Our domain is hosted by NetworkSolutions although we run our own Kerio Connect server. I am trying to setup DKIM for our domain. When I initially tried this I had the original 2048bit private key in Kerio (for DKIM) and NetworkSolutions website complained the resulting TXT record was too long.

I therefore followed the instructions here on/security/configuring-dns-for-dkim-1483.html#sect-getpubli ckey for generating a shorter 1024bit key and have successfully installed it in Kerio Connect and it has resulted in a shorter public key.

Unfortunately even this shorter key is still considered too long by NetworkSolutions, their limit is 256 characters and the shorter public key including the

Record name:
TXT value: v=DKIM1;

stuff is in my case a total of 283 characters.

Does anyone have any experience of using DKIM with NetworkSolutions? Has anyone managed to do so? If they are (as it appears) imposing such a short limit even a short key does not work is the answer to dump them?


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Ok, it seems (to a novice DKIM user) that Kerio's instructions are not clear enough.

The TXT record needs to be called

and you need to have the value as the v=DKIM; p=xxxxxxxxxxx

The way the dialog in Kerio Connect is presented it says 'Copy the following text to your DNS for domain' which implies copying and pasting it all as one lump. They should redesign the dialog/message to make it clearer that you should create a TXT record called

and copy and paste the rest as the value. Without the 'Record name:' the rest does now fit within the 256 character limit imposed by NetworkSolutions.

[Updated on: Tue, 07 January 2014 11:41]


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We had the same issue with Route 53 (Amazon). You can break up the key like this and still keep it as a 2048 key (I'd recommend doing so):

" 60 IN TXT "v=DKIM1\;" " p=MIIBIjANBgkqhkiG9w0BAQEFAAOCAQ8AMIIBCgKCAQEAlGi71uhoHo42pt 6Y5bYM " " eLjkzl28vt9A1pmCgnL1U11krhSpDpxGP1oqwrF6tx6BrZO0R/WFhSvbAMiU ws5A " " W3SX9gOlk+1DwDO22iXZ33s+J2IP0tPFFWIrJNoXz+lOaCWsOqsKCEdGnQYm q3iH " " o4r8ch1fMKRg1U0OpxfN3I30bUuwPZkbqNBZ80NUgdH4Xb7EhD5xzQ2tDoLd EGIs " " BMTCDX260QAN6hAr8CW3MwtnKESSYZ2n4f7w4S/F0s1VYmUVx+lWyv1tuUoV qFpP " " 4EK2MMZ26Rxtq82Hxh51RDEuiJBKVP0d+OXiCY7Si5aYIykgfl7z4zG09ATI LG+4xQIDAQAB "

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JFYI; DKIM worked pretty fine for me with

[Updated on: Sat, 11 January 2014 00:43]

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