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    I need to send an email to a uni that isn't the uni that I attend. I suppose its a pretty formal situation so I guess I should start it off with "dear _______" and end with "yours sincerely" But that seems like overkill. Everything I have seen online seems to suggest that I should start it off with "Hello ________" and end with "Thanks". Email is less formal but would this look bad? :confused:

    Any suggestions guys?
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    You can't go wrong with "Dear X"/"Yours sincerely". It depends who you're sending the email to though, to be honest... I tend to follow their lead wherever possible. For example, the admissions tutor that I've received quite a few emails from is one of the "Hello"/"Thanks" types, so I do the same in return. Either way, I don't think they'll pay much attention; but I'd recommend the "Dear X"/"Yours sincerely" approach, even if you switch to a more informal register later on.
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    I normally just go with 'Hello' and 'Many thanks'. I don't think people mind too much with emails.
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    Cheers for your input guys! I think Im probably over-thinking it. I doubt I can go too far wrong which ever one I use.
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    it better to be to formal than not formal enough, ie dear sirs if they respond with hello use that in future. just my 2cents
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    whatever you do, don't overdo the "thanks". just a simple "thank you" will do.
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    (Original post by brokenangel)
    it better to be to formal than not formal enough, ie dear sirs if they respond with hello use that in future. just my 2cents
    (Original post by sil3nt_cha0s)
    whatever you do, don't overdo the "thanks". just a simple "thank you" will do.
    Cool, good tips from both of you!
    Thankyou (attempting not to overdo it )
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    (Original post by voudreau)
    Cool, good tips from both of you!
    Thankyou (attempting not to overdo it )
    No problem glad to be of help at this mad hour
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    i do Dear.... Regards....
 
 
 
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