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    salutation in a formal letter or e-mail

    What is the best way to start a formal letter or e-mail if I have to write to my colleagues and bosses the same letter, and I call bossess by their first names? Should I start by the bosses' names and then add "dear collegues"?:

    Dear John, Kate, Michel, Mario, dear colleagues,

    or rather use just the general salutation?:

    Dear colleagues (including bossess)

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    Re: salutation in a formal letter or e-mail

    Quote Originally Posted by stefilla View Post
    What is the best way to start a formal letter or e-mail if I have to write to my colleagues and bosses the same letter, and I call bossess by their first names? Should I start by the bosses' names and then add "dear collegues"?:

    Dear John, Kate, Michel, Mario, dear colleagues,

    or rather use just the general salutation?:

    Dear colleagues (including bossess)
    Welcome to the forums.

    If this is an e-mail sent to all these people, do you need a salutation? They are in your office.

    If you feel you do, then "Dear all" or Dear everyone". Send the e-mail to your bosses, and cc to your colleagues.

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