Exim ESMTP Banner delay


Well-Known Member
Apr 16, 2002
Edinburgh, UK
cPanel Access Level
Root Administrator
Hi all,

Since upgrading exim esmtp automagically overnight, from 4.85 to 4.86 the banner that is displayed on connect takes 13 seconds to appear.

On 4.85 when I telnet to port 25 it appears immediately. But when I connect to a box that's upgraded it's significantly longer.

220-cpanel.-my-domain-here.co.uk ESMTP Exim 4.86 #2 Tue, 13 Oct 2015 14:18:18 +0100
220-We do not authorize the use of this system to transport unsolicited,
220 and/or bulk e-mail.