Dear AppleInsider Forum readers,
Some of these stories are great.
It really is a fascinating topic. People of different generations expect different email etiquette. But as for the student in question? Careless or stupid is my vote, no matter the age.
I'm over 30 now so it isn't just people in their 20s that grew up in the post (physical letter) era. That's right, I have never once written a personal letter. In fact, the only letters i've ever written, of any kind, were cover letters when applying to college. I've never interacted with a heal human teller at a bank either. Never payed by personal check in a store either. The list could go on...
With this as my background, the whole concept of a salutation in email seems preposterous. I've never addressed a recipient by name as the first line of an email. When I see it done, the first that comes to mind is someone two-finger pecking at a keyboard.
Mr. D. Filer
P.S. For informal, social, email, I consider an automatic signature a no-no. If I do sign them at all, i use the first letter of my first name or my first name, never capitalized. To capitalize would seem pompous.