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I recently installed postfix, among other programs, and have been configuring it. POP3 and IMAP are working just fine, but postfix seems to fail:

# telnet localhost 25
  Trying ::1...
  Trying 127.0.0.1...
  Connected to localhost.
  Escape character is '^]'.
  ehlo localhost

Not only does this render PuTTY unusable (server doesn't respond to any commands), but I also checked syslog and this is what I found:

postfix/smtpd[7248]: fatal: open database /etc/postfix/controlled_envelope_senders.db: No such file or directory
postfix/master[1582]: warning: process /usr/lib/postfix/smtpd pid 7248 exit status 1
postfix/master[1582]: warning: /usr/lib/postfix/smtpd: bad command startup -- throttling

This sequence seems to be endlessly repeating.

So, what should I do to make sure postfix works properly?

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postfix/smtpd[7248]: fatal: open database /etc/postfix/controlled_envelope_senders.db: No such file or directory

Use postmap command to compile controlled_envelope_senders file into d_envelope_senders.db file.

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How would I do this? Neither of those files exist. –  Joey Miller Jul 10 '13 at 17:47
    
So you have postfix configuration you do not understand. If you are brave then you may create empty controlled_envelope_sender file and compile it using postmap. I would strongly suggest an attempt to understand what the controlled_envelope_senders is suppodes to deliver. –  Andrzej A. Filip Jul 10 '13 at 17:56
    
Did that, and now I'm getting an invalid argument error. –  Joey Miller Jul 10 '13 at 18:42
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