exim abandoned: unknown, malformed, or incomplete option -Am?

hostechsupport

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Hello,

I have server with the WHM 11.11.0 cPanel 11.15.0-R17665
CENTOS Enterprise 4.5 i686 on virtuozzo - WHM X v3.1.0

While trying to send mail I am getting this error

There was an error sending your message: Failed to connect to localhost:25 [SMTP: Invalid response code received from server (code: -1, response: abandoned: unknown, malformed, or incomplete option -Am)]

On shell it is showing the following error for SMTP :-

telnet localhost 25
Trying 127.0.0.1...
Connected to localhost.
Escape character is '^]'.
exim abandoned: unknown, malformed, or incomplete option -Am
Connection closed by foreign host.

I have tried /scripts/eximup --force and /scripts/upcp --force but exim failes while reinstalling it through eximup scripts :(

But it shows up and running in the server while checking through shell

service exim status
exim (pid 30559) is running...

netstat -an | grep 25
tcp 0 0 0.0.0.0:25 0.0.0.0:* LISTEN


Please help to sort out this.


Thanks