I am somewhat sensitive to politeness and basic rules of courtesy, so (almost) all the e-mails that I write contain greetings and salutations, such as:
I've noticed recently that a lot of e-mails that I receive, from colleagues or other people, start with:
I am a little surprised by this. What happened to the "Dear" (or at least "Hi")?
This does not look like an actual greeting to me, and it sounds a little dismissive. But maybe this is because I am not a native English speaker (in my native French language, I don't think such a letter opening would be considered appropriate).
Am I correctly put off by this? Or should I get on board with (it seems) everyone else and drop the "Dear"?