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Eh, not really strange at all.
Is this some kind of spam filter that is trying to portray itself as a real user, and as such causes itself to be tracked as one? Anyone familiar with this?
Yes, there are several anti-phishing/anti-malware products using this tactic (this started a few years ago, and the number has been growing along with the threat landscape). By definition, they must seamlessly impersonate the real user, or else the malicious actor could easily get around the protection.
There are a few Community threads on this topic. Bottom line: open and click are merely directional (that is, a giant jump/dip is notable, but the raw numbers can't be interpreted as human activity).
Thanks for the helpful response, basically confirming my suspicions. This is the equivalent of bot traffic, being mistaken as user data.
This really makes it difficult to analyze high level data though unfortunately.