When an Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) client tries to gain access to the information store, the information store may stop responding.
This issue can occur when you convert a digitally signed Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension (S/MIME) message that contains a corrupted body part to be delivered to a mail client that is Request for Comments (RFC) 822 compliant. Exchange Server may generate an access violation because of a NULL content pointer.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Exchange Server 5.5. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
XGEN: How to Obtain the Latest Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft
For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange Server version 5.5. This problem was first corrected in Exchange Server 5.5 Service Pack 4.
After this fix is applied, when this error occurs: