How to Direct a Mail to a Group of Men?
When you are sending mail to a group of men, there are several ways to address the group. One option is to use the generic ‘Guys’ salutation, which does not require gender identification. Another option is to use individual salutations for each member of the group.
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‘Guys’ is not gender-specific
There are several ways to address a group of people without being gender-specific. For example, ‘you guys’ is one of the most common ways to address a group of people. However, this term is not appropriate if the group includes women. It makes women feel left out.
Providing an individual salutation for each member of a group
Providing an individual salutation for each member is a common and polite way to address a group of men. However, it is not appropriate for all situations. In some situations, it can offend the recipient. Generally, the salutation should be a combination of first and last names.
A standard salutation should begin with the recipient’s full name and the group’s name. If you’re writing to more than one recipient, you can also include their job title, separated by a comma. In addition, you can add the recipient’s organization in the “cc:” line.
When writing to two or more men, you can use the salutation shown in the illustration. However, if the first person mentioned in the opening paragraph is a woman, the salutation should be addressed to her.