"accept" verb not actually accepting in Exim ACL


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What I want to do is bypass all RCPT checks for authenticated SMTP users, but continue requiring sender verification with callouts for everyone else. From what I got out of the documentation, placing

accept authenticated = *

at the top of the ACL should do exactly this, however Exim is STILL progressing beyond this point and applying the rest of the ACL regardless of whether the user is authenticated or not.

There's obviously a problem here somewhere, but I don't know if it's in Exim code, cPanel code, my configuration, or my understanding of the ACL in general. Has anybody else encountered anything like this?