So the alerts are meant to be delievered via SMTP, therefore they are "email files" without the SMTP portion. Hence they are email.
There is no such thing. You can't just call all text files "email". If you do, literally everything is email. So the term is now lost. Go pick up your email from the dry cleaners so you can be home in time to eat your email for dinner.
hahahah I laughed way to hard when I read that on my phone!