Amavis DNS query timeout

Dino Edwards dino.edwards at
Mon Feb 13 14:34:54 CET 2017

Well, that still indicates and issue with DNS. If the 1st server times out then there is obviously a problem with it. How about changing the order of the DNS servers and make the 1st one that works and see what happens? 

-----Original Message-----
From: amavis-users [ at] On Behalf Of Tim Smith
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 8:24 AM
To: amavis-users at
Subject: Re: Amavis DNS query timeout

I have done a little more investigatory work.  I have three servers listed in resolv.conf, and the first one times out when queried independently, so its looking like amavis is not correctly moving through to alternative resolvers ?

On 13 February 2017 at 13:21, Dominic Raferd <dominic at> wrote:
> Ah yes you may be right, I have: $enable_dkim_verification = 0;
> On 13 February 2017 at 10:41, Dino Edwards 
> <dino.edwards at>
> wrote:
>> I don't think you are correct. That header is usually generated when 
>> $enable_dkim_verification = 1; is set in the amavis config file.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: amavis-users
>> [ at
>> ] On Behalf Of Dominic Raferd
>> Sent: Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:37 PM
>> To: amavis-users at
>> Subject: Re: Amavis DNS query timeout
>> > >>I don't think the presence of (amavisd-new) in the Authentication  
>> > >>Header means that the header was generated by or has anything to 
>> > >>do with  amavisd-new. The header looks to be from a dkim milter 
>> > >>such as opendkim,  which may not be correctly set up to generate 
>> > >>the dkim header for your  outgoing > >> emails.

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