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How do you greet multiple recipients in an e-mail?

I'm sending an email to four people at a client, all in different roles / departments and of varying genders (Dear Sirs is out and probably not preferable to begin with). What greetings would be suitable?

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marked as duplicate by Mr. Shiny and New 安宇, Kit Z. Fox, aedia λ, Matt E. Эллен, simchona Sep 26 '11 at 18:50

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Try one of these:



Dear members of X team (if this is, say, different people working on the same project).

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It depends on what your relationship with them is. 'Dear Colleagues' might be appropriate in some cases, but perhaps not in this one. 'Dear Associates' might be another possibility. Or 'Dear Friends'?

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I'm not sure that any of those apply. Colleagues or Associates seems to apply to those in the same field or the same company. Dear Friends is just not applicable. – Jeff Ferland Sep 26 '11 at 16:47

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