Someone is sending almost everyone with a umich email address the lyrics to hotline bling in 5-10 word snippets, all in seperate emails— Adam Trosin (@TheTrosinOne) February 10, 2016
Accounts of the spam hit Twitter Tuesday afternoon, all originating from the email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students seemed confused and irritated.
Whoever is emailing me 'Hotline Bling' in its entirety line-by-line needs to stop— Big Mac (@MackGillis) February 10, 2016
i just received 30 emails containing the lyrics to hotline bling pic.twitter.com/2ose2GtNpB— vineela (@appalbttmjeans) February 10, 2016
Someone w/ the email address hotlineblingblingboi just sent me 26 emails, all containing one line from "hotline bling"— Karly ✨ Carson (@karannecar) February 11, 2016
Neither the university nor any of the students tweeting about the spam seemed to have an idea of who was behind the prank.
If I find whoever sent me each line of Hotline Bling in a separate email they're gonna wish they'd never been born pic.twitter.com/DoYAEJl1Z6— Matthew Trevithick (@M_Trev11) February 10, 2016
The Michigan Daily reports that the email prank my actually violate University of Michigan policy.
"You may not communicate or act under the guise, name, identification, email address, signature, or indicia of another person without proper authorization, nor may you communicate under the rubric of an organization, entity, or unit that you do not have the authority to represent," says the University of Michigan Standard Practice Guide, in guideline SPG 601.19.
So far, no one has come forward to take credit for the emails.