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Is it appropriate to use the salutation “Dear All” in a work email?

Dear Mr.Dandy Rabbit, <----------------- What is the name of this line

I hereby wish to advise that we are out of carrots .

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What is the name of this line in a letter . e.g we have subject etc .

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The term you want is Salutation.

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I was thinking the same but would not that be MR or Dr etc. – Shahzeb Jun 8 '12 at 0:14
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'Mr', 'Dr', 'Captain', or other titles that you might use to precede someones name are honorifics. – LessPop_MoreFizz Jun 8 '12 at 0:16
    
Thanks a lot .. – Shahzeb Jun 8 '12 at 0:17
    
See also english.stackexchange.com/q/42598/8019 – TimLymington Jun 8 '12 at 15:38

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