I write emails to groups of individuals from time to time, and when I don't/can't address anyone in particular, I will begin the letter with

To Whom It May Concern,

Is this the best way to equally address a group of people, in a professional setting?

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    It depends greatly on context. This is fine, but could potentially be better. Who are these groups of individuals you are emailing? Apr 25, 2013 at 19:38
  • what about nothing? the list of recipients gives a list of people the email is addressed to
    – SeanC
    Apr 25, 2013 at 19:44
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    For internal emails, it's really going to boil down to your company's culture. As @SeanCheshire suggested, nothing may be perfectly acceptable. If the content you're sending affects some, but not all of the people receiving the email, to whom it may concern probably makes the most sense. You may also consider something like "Dear Associates,". Apr 25, 2013 at 20:22
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    Of course, emails don't have steadfast rules for composition. You may also consider popping over to the Workplace Stack Exchange site with this question. workplace.stackexchange.com Apr 25, 2013 at 20:23
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    The most common way I see for addressing a group via email is "Hi all" if they are all known to you and "Dear all" if it is to be more formal.
    – Sam
    May 21, 2013 at 21:23

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The very very formal method seems to be "Sir(s) or Madam(s)," depending on whether you the number&gender of the recipients or not.

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