An internal MTA error occurred. An attempt has been made to read beyond the end of an object. Attribute ID: {attribute name}. Object at fault: {object name}. Offset reached: {value}. Contact Microsoft Technical Support. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)

Details
Product: Exchange
Event ID: 246
Source: MSExchangeMTA
Version: 6.0
Component: Message Transfer Agent
Symbolic Name: MTA00246
Message: An internal MTA error occurred. An attempt has been made to read beyond the end of an object. Attribute ID: {attribute name}. Object at fault: {object name}. Offset reached: {value}. Contact Microsoft Technical Support. [{value}{value}{value}{value}] (14)
   
Explanation
The referenced object in the error was not found in the \Mtadata directory. The message transfer agent (MTA) database may be corrupted. Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Exchange Server version 5.0. This problem was corrected in the latest Microsoft Exchange Server version 5.0 U.S. Service Pack.
   
User Action
Stop and restart the MTA service. For more information, see Knowledge Base article Q168536. If the error persists, and you are running Microsoft Exchange Server version 5.0, apply the latest Service Pack. If the error still persists, run the Mtacheck.exe utility. Stop the MTA service, open a command prompt, and type Mtacheck/v /f c:\mta.txt. If Mtacheck removes objects from a database queue, it places each damaged object in a Db*.dat file in \Exchsrvr\Mtadata\Mtacheck.out. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services for assistance.

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