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    Smile Email salutation.

    Could someone please tell me what would be correct,

    Good morning, John

    Good morning John,

    Good Morning, John,

    Good morning John.

    Would like some unput. I know email is still a little different when it comes to correctness.



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    • Join Date: Mar 2007
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    Re: Email salutation.

    I rarely use "good morning" or "good afternoon" in e-mail. Just because I'm writing it then doesn't mean it will be read then (and if I'm writing it to a colleague in India, it's already evening!).

    I tend to do this:
    Hi John,

    Hello all,

    Greetings, ladies!


    Ms. Smith,

    However, if I did want to use a "good morning" salutation, I would not bother with the comma before the person's name in e-mail.

    Note that I'm in the US and customs here are almost certainly different than they are in other parts of the world.

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    Re: Email salutation.

    If I was to use any, then Good morning, John.

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