Problem with Exim

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at
Sat Feb 12 20:30:54 GMT 2005

On Feb 12, 2005, at 8:26 AM, Aaron Dalton wrote:

> Since upgrading to the latest exim (4.44?) I will occasionally notice 
> I am not receiving mail.  I will check the server (ps -ax | grep 
> 'exim') and find that there are dozens of exim processes running (exim 
> -bd -q30m).  I will do ' stop' but that only kills the initial 
> process and not the others.  If I manually kill all the stray 
> processes, as soon as I start receiving mail new ones will appear.  If 
> I reboot, then everything works fine for about 24 hours then it starts 
> to happen again.  Has anybody else had this happen or does anybody 
> know what might be causing the problem?  I do run Exim with Clamav and 
> I keep all my ports updated almost daily.
> Your time and assistance is greatly appreciated.
> Aaron

Without looking at your exim config file, it is hard to say why your 
system behaves as it does.  However, there is an exim specific list you 
can use to get help (be prepared to give more detail including config 
file details).

The list is referenced at


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