exim restarts automatically

king620

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i had spam problems with my server. so initially i stopped the exim mail server that comes with the cpanel/whm. but why do i receive an email that says "exim failed @ Wed Jun 22 23:22:58 2005. A restart was attempted automagicly."

does this mean that it will automatically start the mail service?

and where can i disable the exim mail service totally in the cpanel/whm?
and where can i enable it.
 
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chirpy

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Go on, have a guess
The essential cPanel services are monitored by the chkservd process which will restart them (including exim) if they are down.

If you want to disable the exim SMTP server (though this won't stop email being sent out when invoked through the binary) you can uncheck WHM > Service Manager > exim

You may need to restart chkservd afterwards and stop exim if it's currently running:

/etc/init.d/chkservd restart
/etc/init.d/exim stop