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I generated a domain key for my domain at and got the following two things generated.

Generator Key1:

Setting up Hurricane Server
Edit the configuration for the account you wish to add DomainKeys/Dkim to, click on the DomainKeys tab, add a new record and set the following values:

Field   Value
Selector    key101
Private Key 

Generated key2:

Setting up your DNS
You need to create two text records to your DNS server.
Name    Value  t=y;o=~;   k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQCvAF7M

Well, finally what I come to say is I know that the second key is to be added to the DNS records and what's the use of the first key? Of course even I added this to my DNS I am getting error that my Domainkeys are not verified. What should I do now? Firstly, what's the use of the first generated key? I think it has to be pasted somewhere else in the server. If so where? I am running windows 2003 server with plesk installed. Please help me. Thanks in advance.

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Please find the detailed screenshot here – Karthik Malla Sep 5 '11 at 12:35

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Look in you other question! If you don't know about DKIM then learn about DKIM.

DKIM is a public-key signing procedure. You sign all your mail with the private key (key01) and then let others verify your signature with the public key published in DNS.

But you have to sign your mails. Otherwise there is no way to verify something!

And please DO NOT use the published private key from now on! By publishing it you destroyed the security!

Never ever use an online service to generate a public-key keypair. They are then aware of your private key which is the worst case you can ever think of. Nobody in the world should know about your private key. Only you. This is why it is called "private".

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Well I will change my key – Karthik Malla Sep 5 '11 at 12:42
How can I sign all my emails with private key? – Karthik Malla Sep 5 '11 at 12:52
This is a good question! But I can not reply in a comment. And I will not. So create a new question. BUT WAIT: First google about that question and then you'll find a lot of information. – mailq Sep 5 '11 at 13:13
@mailq- I searched it for hours together but couldn't find anything. – Karthik Malla Sep 5 '11 at 13:17
I am sorry that my Serverfault account no more allowing me to ask questions. I posted the question at… Please answer it at SO. Thanks for your assistance. – Karthik Malla Sep 5 '11 at 13:23

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