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A coworker sent this message around on his birthday. Apparently it has a secret message. Here is the exact email body:

Good morning FakeCorp,

I am turning 25 today so I'm offering loads of tasty treats on worktop by sink. Flapjacks and stuff as is tradition.

And just for a bit of fun, a bonus reward for any person first to observe a secret message cruelly hidden in this mail. Hints to start you off:

Don't include others, not many should thrive
Bring few itsy words through,
Rub out any surplus you places find
Note this aclue,
It's made with alphabet in mind.
Applied with purpose, digits 2 and 5.

So do you think you can crack it abosultely, mmmmm, at 14:42:35.3?

Logan

What is the secret message?

Also Logan is a developer and, like all developers, cannot be understood by anyone. He provided the following clue which is somehow meant to help:

(?six).*?(?=(?:\ |^|\n)\w*
[?] #change me
).
{?} #change me
(\w)\w*(?=\W)

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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Gur uvag vf ertrk) $\endgroup$ – marcellothearcane Sep 18 at 20:41
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    $\begingroup$ rot13(Gur ertrk va gur "uvag" ybbxf sbe juvgrfcnpr (fcnpr, erghea, be gur irel ortvaavat), vzzrqvngryl cerprqvat n jbeq naq purpxf vs gur jbeq gung sbyybjf pbagnvaf bar bs gur punenpgref va gur svefg "punatr zr" oenpxrgf (ercerfragrq ol ?). Vs vg qbrf, gura vg fryrpgf fbzr ahzore bs punenpgref (vapyhqvat gur juvgrfcnpr vs abg ng gur ortvaavat) va gur oenprf ({}) naq gura fryrpgf gur erfg bs gur jbeq vs vg qbrfa'g raq ng gur raq bs n jbeq. Gur raq bs n jbeq vf qrsvarq nf n punenpgre gung vfa'g n yrggre, ahzore, be haqrefpber.) $\endgroup$ – Skylar Oct 6 at 21:09

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