Amavis DNS query timeout

Tom Hendrikx tom at
Mon Feb 13 11:09:29 CET 2017

On 13-02-17 09:19, Tim Smith wrote:
> On 13 February 2017 at 00:13, Deeztek Support <support at> wrote:
>> Is this inbound email from another domain to your email server? Can you be a
>> bit more specific?
> Yes, so for example on an email received from a email
> address, I'll see :
> Authentication-Results: (amavisd-new); dkim=neutral
>     reason="invalid (public key: DNS query timeout for
> In the headers.
> And what I'm saying is that "dig txt"
> on the same server does not time out.  Hence I've no idea why amavis
> is saying it is ?
> Hope this helps ?


dns timeouts can be a temporary problem. Do you use a local dns resolver
on the machine running amavisd? What's in resolv.conf? Does the 'DNS
query timeout' error occur in every message that is processed by
amavisd, or only a few?

Kind regards,

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