Description: ESCP-001 is a sandwich that contains one slice of toasted white bread, 2 to 4 pieces of fried SPAM canned meat (the Original flavor), two fried eggs, three leaves of lettuce, four slices of heirloom tomatoes, three slices of melted yellow American cheese, mayonnaise, and mustard. The chemical analysis showed no significant differences between the ingredients of ESCP-001 and regular bread, meat, eggs, and vegetables. None of the instances of ESCP-001 are meant for human consumption since all of them are expired. Email marketer John ███ described ESCP-001 as “so gross I excused myself to the bathroom to throw up” since the sandwich was covered in white and green mold, and had a strong odor of sulfur and decomposing flesh. The Foundation is aware of three cases of consuming ESCP-001, all of which led to subjects dying of lethal food poisoning and [REDACTED].
ESCP-001 appears in the workplaces of email marketers who neglect the Special Containment Procedures (see above). Right after the respawn, the victims start experiencing deliverability issues (see Log of respawn tests) that vary in severity depending on the action but in all cases end up in IPs getting blocklisted.
Log of respawn tests with ESCP-001
Subject: Jane ██████, email marketer for an Etsy jewelry shop
Action: Sending a welcome email to a purchased contact list of 3,000 women
Result: ESCP-001 appeared on the subject’s table the next morning, a week later the IP used for sending the email was found in a blocklist.
Subject: Chris █████, email marketer at a tech startup specializing in wireless headphones
Action: Sending a Black Friday email campaign from a public domain
Result: The subject reported an intense olfactory hallucination described as “the smell of rotten eggs and meat” that appeared three minutes before sending the campaign. After the emails were sent, an instance of ESCP-001 appeared on his table. A week after the encounter, the IP used for sending the campaign got blacklisted.
ESCP-002: The typo virus
Object Class: Safe
Special containment procedures: Email marketers are instructed to use native spell checkers and third-party applications like Grammarly to prevent the spread of ESCP-002. All the messages that are suspected to be contaminated must be moved to trash without opening or marked as spam. In case of the email marketer in an organization being affected by the anomaly, a non-affected employee must write and send a correction email in order to prevent the possible detrimental effects to the company’s business. Infected subjects must not communicate with other email and content marketers in the written form to prevent the spread.