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    Closing for emails?

    When one is sending emails that take the place of letters, it seems to me to require a gentle closing. For family, I can use 'hugs' or 'love you' or similar but what does one use for friends and acquaintances?

    One friend uses 'cheers' or 'have a great day'. I have been using 'as ever' but need some more ideas for an email closing. What do you use?
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    Quote Originally Posted by razz View Post
    When one is sending emails that take the place of letters, it seems to me to require a gentle closing. For family, I can use 'hugs' or 'love you' or similar but what does one use for friends and acquaintances?

    One friend uses 'cheers' or 'have a great day'. I have been using 'as ever' but need some more ideas for an email closing. What do you use?
    In work emails I would use often used "Thanks" (if requesting anything), "Best" or "Regards."

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    I use regards for acquaintances and for work emails or thanks if I'm asking them for a favor.

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    I just say "take care" and my name for general endings.

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    For personal emails, I often use nothing, just my name. Might use "take care" or "love" or something similar, depending on the situation - maybe the person I'm replying to has been going through some tough times.

    At work, it's generally "thanks" or "regards."

    May I admit I loathe "thanks in advance"?

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    For friends -- someone that emails me ends it with saying -- All good wishes -- I really like that closing.

    For acquaintances you can maybe say -- Regards-- it might be a little too formal though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    May I admit I loathe "thanks in advance"?
    I am with you. Feels manipulative to me.
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    I usually just sign my name. Sometimes I use Thanks or Thank You. Occasionally I use Best but it feels odd to me

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    It depends on the relationship--with some, no closing; with others Your Friend.
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    For friends or family I use "Ciao," "All the Best," or "See you soon." Sometimes I use "Take care," too.

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