Are email greetings capitalized?

In general, greetings are not capitalized in a sentence, but when used as salutations in email greetings they are capitalized.

For example, when used at the beginning of an email or as a greeting, the following phrases are capitalized:

  • All
  • Dear
  • Evening
  • Good Afternoon
  • Good Day
  • Good Evening
  • Good Morning
  • Good Night
  • Hello
  • Hey
  • Hi
  • Morning
  • To Whom It May Concern
  • Yo

You have the option of only capitalizing the first word in the phrase of a salutation, but in general, all words in a salutation are capitalized.

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