HBO Max confirms ‘yes, it was the intern’ after a mysterious test email was mistakenly sent to subscribers

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No, HBO Max isn’t releasing a new series called ‘Integration Test Email #1.’ SOPA Images/Shutterstock
  • 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.
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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

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.