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    Default How to address a number of recipients in an E-mail?

    Well, that was already the question, I maybe should add that I do not want to use the formal "Dear Madams, dear Sirs" but "Hi folks" would also not do.
    Just somewhere in between...
    Ive been using "Dear All" so far, but am not sure if this is correct.

    Thanks for any advice!

    Christian, the Austrian, living in China

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    Default Re: How to address a number of recipients in an E-mail?

    I don't know about other people, but I do not use any form of address in an email. I let the subject line serve as the introduction.



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    Default Re: How to address a number of recipients in an E-mail?

    Well, that would be an interesting approach and save a lot of hesitation-time in the future.
    To be considered!

    Any other eye openers for me?

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    Default Re: How to address a number of recipients in an E-mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aries58 View Post
    Well, that would be an interesting approach and save a lot of hesitation-time in the future.
    To be considered!

    Any other eye openers for me?
    Are we still talking about email?













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    Default Re: How to address a number of recipients in an E-mail?

    sure...???



    why?

    are we off topic?

    Or should I have mentioned that I am talking about professional E-mails, from company to company, or, to stress out the rather non-stiff attitude I want to find, from consultant to the project-children.

    better?

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    Default Re: How to address a number of recipients in an E-mail?

    Like some watershed, levity is lost when it hits the Alps.
    Last edited by David L.; 28-Feb-2009 at 07:59.

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    Default Re: How to address a number of recipients in an E-mail?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aries58 View Post
    Well, that was already the question, I maybe should add that I do not want to use the formal "Dear Madams, dear Sirs" but "Hi folks" would also not do.
    Just somewhere in between...
    Ive been using "Dear All" so far, but am not sure if this is correct.

    Thanks for any advice!

    Christian, the Austrian, living in China
    So long as all the recipients are listed in the "cc" address box, "Dear all" seems absolutely fine. You could alternate it with "Dear everyone".

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    Default Re: How to address a number of recipients in an E-mail?

    Thank you Anglika!

    and

    Dear everyone!

    Thanks for your input of various kind.... and the enormous relief you gave me for future correspondence with clients, customers and subordinates.

    Christian

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