*SOLVED - See bottom of this post *
So problem here is that I have been trying to set up a domain key for several days. I've done it successfully in the past, but I just can't get it to work this time.
Now the problem I am currently wrestling with is that when I try and look up the domain key in my DNS record, nothing appears. For example, when I go to protodave, and search for my selector (default) at my domain, here is what I get:
DNS QUERY: default._domainkey.palabama.com QUERY STATUS: No DNS TXT Record found TXT RECORD:
When I try and dig the record, I get no answer section.
When I go to DKIMcore, I get the following:
This is not a good DKIM key record. You should fix the errors shown in red. DNS query failed for 'default._domainkey.palabama.com':NOERROR A public-key (p=) is required
Thing is, I have set up the DK on my registrat's DNS, which is the assigned dns (namecheap).
After several different tries, here is my setup on namecheap
default._domainkey.mail.palabama.com. TXT v=DKIM1; g=*; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQC0kOjYjN2gAfTuQgsyS/rGUcMbZ3zg5Pf5pHyN735OufSnkLbpYgnDJcIyQTjhbeGBPoPwlvL1fOa1/TOsp2vT9fFIFtgGXg8yVpSKrttdOCX7a3CYkQIO4WQU+2MAzT+Z3IBroTBDmjS61fhRSyoUlPBhUYTECodVu3GENkoLUQIDAQAB default._domainkey.palabama.com. TXT v=DKIM1; g=*; k=rsa; p=MIGfMA0GCSqGSIb3DQEBAQUAA4GNADCBiQKBgQC0kOjYjN2gAfTuQgsyS/rGUcMbZ3zg5Pf5pHyN735OufSnkLbpYgnDJcIyQTjhbeGBPoPwlvL1fOa1/TOsp2vT9fFIFtgGXg8yVpSKrttdOCX7a3CYkQIO4WQU+2MAzT+Z3IBroTBDmjS61fhRSyoUlPBhUYTECodVu3GENkoLUQIDAQAB
I threw that mail.palabama.com. record in thinking that maybe, because my MX record is set to mail.palabama.com. that it would help, originally that line was not in the DNS, and that didn't change anything.
When I verify the actual string at DKIMcore, it tells me everything is valid. It's just like the damn record doesn't exist. It's set to a TTL of 300 btw.
Here is the dig for my MX record
dig palabama.com MX ; <<>> DiG 9.8.4-rpz2+rl005.12-P1 <<>> palabama.com MX ;; global options: +cmd ;; Got answer: ;; ->>HEADER<<- opcode: QUERY, status: NOERROR, id: 12713 ;; flags: qr rd ra; QUERY: 1, ANSWER: 1, AUTHORITY: 0, ADDITIONAL: 0 ;; QUESTION SECTION: ;palabama.com. IN MX ;; ANSWER SECTION: palabama.com. 1800 IN MX 10 mail.palabama.com.
What am I doing wrong? I'm pulling my hair out with this one.
I have fixed it! Hallelujah! Thanks to TheCompWiz for his answer, which basically confirmed to me that I was not crazy and that barring all user mistakes, the problem was on my DNS server's end. I tried something as an experiement...instead of putting in
I eliminated the palabama.com, leaving only
in my server record. And boom, just like that it worked.
I think that it's important, though, to find out if that is actually how the entry should read, and all that I read was wrong, or its a quirk of namecheap's DNS servers that the domain should be left off the string. And also if that is the case for any other servers.