The EdgeTransport.exe process crashes and then restarts on an Exchange Server 2007 server


Symptoms


In a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment, a user sends an email message that contains a recipient that uses a custom (non-SMTP) address type. This address only contains spaces. In this situation, the EdgeTransport.exe process crashes and then restarts. Additionally, you find the following events in the Application log:

Cause


This issue occurs because an exception is generated by the Exchange Server 2007 server when the custom address only contains spaces.

Resolution


To resolve this problem, install the following update rollup:
2279665 Description of Update Rollup 1 for Exchange Server 2007 Service Pack 3

Status


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.