Gerry T.M. Altmann
Department of Psychology
University of York
Heslington
York YO10 5DD
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1904 434362
email: g.altmann@psych.york.ac.uk

A note on email address encryption: For historical reasons, the email address above is in fact encrypted (although you won’t notice this) so as to protect it from robots that harvest email addresses automatically off the web for subsequent sale to spammers. It turns out, however, that there is zero reason for taking such precautions. Although I am careful to encrypt my email address, my colleagues and others around the world are not so careful when posting my details. Equally, it is impossible to encrypt email addresses as printed within the very many PDFs and other documents that are now available to Google for searching. So a quick Google search on my email address reveals that it appears quite liberally scattered across the globe, on websites, in PDFs, in Word documents, and so on. It is little wonder that I receive the amount of spam that I do...