I recently received an email I need to respond to, but I am unsure of the correct way to address the sender.
Dear Mr Sayse,
[ . . . email body . . . ]
Is it correct to respond with the sender’s first name, or should it be in the same format as it was in the original email?
That is, which of these should it be:
- Dear Mr Bloggs
- Dear Joe
This is a formal email to be sent to someone I will be paying quite a substantial sum of money.
I suspect it should be the former but would like to make sure..