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I am sending a formal letter to a recipient by registered post and e-mail.

Is it convention to include within the e-mail/PDF such text like: "As sent via post on " or something similar to inform the recipient to also expect the letter via the postal system?

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I've done this sort of thing before, and usually just put as my final sentence something like:

You will also receive shortly a copy of this letter sent by post on 18th October.



I would not necessarily say this was 'convention' as such, and though not strictly necessary I would say it is a polite addition to the email.

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Thanks Snubian! – Michael P Nov 10 '11 at 0:00
More accurate would be "... a version of this letter..."; if the printed letter contains the same text it will tell a lie about receiving another copy, and if it doesn't contain the same text, it isn't a copy. – jwpat7 Nov 10 '11 at 6:33
@jwpat7: It might be more "accurate", but such phrasing would certainly look extremely odd to me. – FumbleFingers Nov 10 '11 at 13:38

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