Explanation of spam prevention measures

To protect against email address harvesting applications, our main email addresses are encoded using JavaScript. This helps to avoid non-authorised and malicious use of our email systems by individuals sending unsolicited mails (spam) or viruses.

Why?

Just as search engines inspect and index pages, unscrupulous individuals use programs which extract email addresses from web pages and add them to databases used for dubious purposes. Any unprotected email address can easily be harvested by these programs.This creates additional cost and inconvenience, as the task of filtering out unwanted mail creates extra work and delays response to genuine emails.