When Norbert Bollow wrote,
B> If the IMRSS people set up a robot to send out such notifications, then
B> that would indeed be UBE. But when a human at IMRSS tries to contact
B> whoever is in charge of any given open mail relay, that is not _bulk_
Ronald Guilmette responded,
G> I can assure you that the question was raised only in the context of some
G> *automated process* sending out the notifications.
G> The IMRSS Project has already cataloged over 100,000 open relays. We most
G> definitely DO NOT have anybody who is interested in volunteering to send out
G> 100,000 personally composed messages.
We're overlooking something. Automated notifications from IMRSS saying "You
are running an open relay" are not intended to encourage actions that will
line IMRSS's pockets in the end. So that in itself distinguishes it from
spam, which is commercially motivated bulk email.