Social media was in an uproar tonight after thousands of HBO Max subscribers received strange emails titled “Integration Test Email # 1.”
The email was likely a mistake by an HBO Max developer or marketer who ran some testing on their platform and mistakenly sent an email to all subscribers on the streaming network.
There is not much in the email as it simply has a subject of “Integration test email # 1” and a message that says, “This template is used for integration tests only” as shown below .
The email was from [email protected], and the email headers clearly show that the email comes from the hostname ‘abmail.mail.hbomax.com’, a CNAME for u6146175.wl176.sendgrid.net.
When HBO Max sent the email through Sendgrid, a popular email marketing platform, it was likely a marketing test that was mistakenly sent to all registered HBO Max accounts.
Even though the email was harmless, Twitter recipients had fun making lighthearted jokes about HBO Max’s misguided email blast.
There are two types of developers, those who have sent “Integration Test Email # 1” and those who will send “Integration Test Email # 1”.
– Aaron Patterson (@tenderlove) June 18, 2021
As the recipient of the Hawaii Missile Alert, I felt well prepared to send email n. HBO Max Integration Test # 1.
– left-handed (@nycsouthpaw) June 18, 2021
The difference between HBO Go and HBO Max is that HBO Max includes integration test email n. 1 of each season
– Zack Bornstein (@ZackBornstein) June 18, 2021
Bleeping Computer has contacted HBO Max to inquire about the email, but has not received a response at this time.