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Subject:Re: Alternative to "Thanks" From:"Pro TechWriter" <pro -dot- techwriter -at- gmail -dot- com> To:"Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- accu-time -dot- com> Date:Fri, 24 Oct 2008 23:42:31 -0500
Cordially, or Kindest Regards to people I like. Sincerely for business
letters. Best Regards, sometimes. That's it, mostly. For really informal
email, just my name.
On Fri, Oct 24, 2008 at 3:22 PM, Sean Brierley <sbrierley -at- accu-time -dot- com>wrote:
> Regards for business. Warm regards for business I care more about (not
> saying I don't care about regards). Cheers to a mix. Sincerely is
> standard US fare. Remember, though, an email is not a letter. So, you
> have some latitude. What does your corporate style guide say? <g>
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> Subject: Alternative to "Thanks"
> I see this all the time in emails. I also see "Regards." I don't know
> about you, but to me it seems rather cold.
> "Regards" seems very abrupt. I would rather see "Kind regards," "Sincere
> regards" or "Warm regards." None of these modifiers seem to go well with
> Don't know what to do with "Thanks." In emails, it has become standard
> boilerplate and doesn't mean anything.
> I usually try to say "Thank you." Even that rings hollow at times.
> What do you folks use?
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