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Sunday, June 20, 2021

A mysterious and puzzling email with the subject line of "Integration Test Email #1" landed in the boxes of some HBO Max subscribers on Thursday. Just hours later, the company said that the message was intended to be an empty test email, and "yes, it was the intern."

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...The unnamed intern quickly became the new star of HBO Max on social media, as hundreds of encouraging messages poured in to reassure the intern that mistakes happen, in all phases of careers....

Just hours after people started tweeting questions about and images of the email, the support page for HBO Max responded.

"We mistakenly sent out an empty test email to a portion of our HBO Max mailing list this evening," the HBO Max support account tweeted. "...yes, it was the intern. No, really. And we're helping them through it."

And instead of subscribers responding with angry messages about an inconvenience, they used the opportunity to tell their own stories of work snafus. Even Monica Lewinsky, who had an affair with former President Bill Clinton when she was a White House intern, offered words of encouragement. ...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-20 02:32 PM | Reply

Blame the intern!

Hahaha.

Classic.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2021-06-20 02:43 PM | Reply

I think the email even had a lil tracking pixel in it as well.
It'll be a great story for the intern later on in life - similar to all of those who shared their career mishap moments on twitter.

#3 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2021-06-20 11:17 PM | Reply

If I had an intern, I'd throw them under the bus as well.

#4 | Posted by bus_driver at 2021-06-21 08:41 AM | Reply

@#3 ... I think the email even had a lil tracking pixel in it as well. ...

Pretty much all of the emails I receive from corporations and companies has a tracking pixel (or image, sometimes the company logo) of some sort embedded in the email.

I have my email client configured not to load remote content, so the tracking pixels don't track.

#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-06-21 10:22 AM | Reply

Sanctioned with extreme prejudice.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-06-21 03:57 PM | Reply

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