In the words of Hannah Montana: “Everyone makes mistakes, everyone has these days.”
This Friday, June 18, thousands of people woke up with a blank email from HBO Max in their inbox. According to the dozen of screenshots shared on Twitter, the subject was “Integration Test Email # 1,” while the body of the message notified the recipient, “This template is only used by integration tests.”
Although some concluded they had received a spam email, or worse, a phishing scam, the HBO Max Help account set the record on Friday afternoon: “We mistakenly sent a blank test email to sent part of our HBO Max mailing list tonight. We apologize for the inconvenience and as the jokes pile up, yes it was the intern. No really. And we help them with it. “
Yes, the internet can be a dark, evil place, but most of the responses have been extremely positive and encouraging for the intern. Numerous people shared their work errors in an act of solidarity, but one particular person’s tweet stood out: Monica Lewinsky.