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How do you address admissions in email?

To whom it may concern,
Admissions,
Hello,
(Name of Dean),
(blank)
I don't.

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How do you address admissions in email?
« on: November 10, 2008, 02:14:22 PM »
Okay, so I am way over thinking this, but when all you have is a generic admissions@...edu, how do you start the email? I'm sure there is some simple netiquette rule for this, but right now I'm staring at my nicely worded email with no addressee at the top, and it bugs me.
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Re: How do you address admissions in email?
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2008, 02:16:11 PM »
I do 'To whom it may concern." Slightly obnoxious, but it does the trick.

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Re: How do you address admissions in email?
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2008, 03:41:14 PM »
I say "hello". I completely understand those who prefer to be more formal with the "To Whom It May Concern" but, it feels awkward for me personally, so I always put "hello" unless I am addressing someone specifically, in which case I will put "Dear ______" and I always sign off formally

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Re: How do you address admissions in email?
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2008, 04:05:55 PM »
As long as you don't call them bumbling idiots, it won't really matter.

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Re: How do you address admissions in email?
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2008, 04:22:08 PM »
I know it doesn't really matter. I eventually sent it with a to whom it may concern, this is just a poll to see what everyone else thinks. If there is some substantial agreement on something other than to whom, I'll change it in the future.

Plus, now that the election is over, I have to get my poll fix somehow ;)
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Re: How do you address admissions in email?
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2008, 04:55:11 PM »
"Hey Morons......"

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Re: How do you address admissions in email?
« Reply #7 on: November 10, 2008, 05:00:16 PM »

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« Reply #8 on: November 10, 2008, 05:18:19 PM »
You really want to start with something catchy and memerable to get thier attention like: THERE IS A BOMB IN THE LAW SCHOOL BUILDING SET TO GO OFF IN 2 MINS

Then a few lines down just say, just kidding, and say to whom it may concern
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Re: How do you address admissions in email?
« Reply #9 on: November 10, 2008, 05:27:20 PM »
You really want to start with something catchy and memerable to get thier attention like: THERE IS A BOMB IN THE LAW SCHOOL BUILDING SET TO GO OFF IN 2 MINS

Then a few lines down just say, just kidding, and say to whom it may concern

We have a WINNER!!
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