When writing an email message, you need to include an appropriate greeting for the circumstances and for recipient. There are greetings that are acceptable in an email which are not used in a regular letter, and greetings that are used for both.
Choose a greeting based on how well you know the person you are writing to and the type of message you are writing. For example, if you are writing someone you know "Hi Firstname" is appropriate. "Dear Mr./Ms. Lastname" would be appropriate when applying for a job or writing a business letter.
Email Message Greetings Examples
- Hi Firstname,
- Hello Firstname,
- Hello Mr./Ms. Lastname
- Hello Mr./Ms. Firstname Lastname
- Dear Name,
- Dear Mr./Ms. Lastname
- Dear Mr./Ms. Firstname Lastname