HBO Max confirms 'yes, it was the intern' after a mysterious test email was mistakenly sent to subscribers
- HBO Max subscribers received a mysterious email Thursday night titled "Integration Test Email #1."
- HBO Max said on Twitter that it was accidentally sent out by an intern.
- The incident sparked Twitter jokes and others' stories about internships gone wrong.
HBO Max subscribers received a mysterious email Thursday night.
The subject line of the email read "Integration Test Email #1." The body contained nothing except for a line of text reading "This template is used by integration tests only."
Subscribers took to Twitter to share jokes about "Integration Test Email #1" being the name of a new HBO Max show.
-David Gardner (@byDavidGardner) June 18, 2021
-Cristela Alonzo (@cristela9) June 18, 2021
-Rachel Tobac (@RachelTobac) June 18, 2021
-Mike Royce (@MikeRoyce) June 18, 2021
The streaming service then confirmed through its HBO Max Help Twitter account that the message was sent in error. The tweet also included an amusing detail - HBO Max claimed the email was accidentally sent by an intern.
-HBOMaxHelp (@HBOMaxHelp) June 18, 2021
"We mistakenly sent out an empty test email to a portion of our HBO Max mailing list this evening," the HBO Max Help account tweeted Thursday night. "We apologize for the inconvenience, and as the jokes pile in, yes, it was the intern. No, really. And we're helping them through it. ❤️"
The admission prompted some Twitter users to share their own embarrassing internship gaffes, and reassure the HBO Max intern in question that everyone makes mistakes.
-Leo Ji (they/them) (@theleoji) June 18, 2021
-Daenney (@daenney) June 18, 2021
-͏Postcards4USA (@postcards4USA) June 18, 2021
-Adrienne Porter Felt (@__apf__) June 18, 2021
HBO Max did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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