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I have seen many people who start writing their email like as follows..

Dear XXXX

Greetings!!!.

Thanks etc...

I just want to know the meaning of the word greeting in this context.

Thanks

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    It means you've been drafted. – MetaEd Oct 15 '15 at 15:31
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It is essentially the same as "Hello" or "Hi" or "Good day." Perhaps a little more formal, or at least potentially so, in that it does not require the writer to decide whether the recipient of the e-mail is close enough for "hi" versus the more formal (at least in the US) "hello" or "good day."

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