It is in common use, at least in the UK and the EU, and is considered polite and professional. Though it is still acceptable to write Dear Sirs in the UK, this salutation is no longer considered politically correct in the US, as it excludes women.
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If you know the title or job position of the individual to whom you are writing, you should use that: "Dear Judge:", "Dear Claims Adjustor:" and so on. Also, if the letter isn't about business, for example you are inviting the Claims Adjustor to a party, you would use a comma: "Dear Claims Adjustor," would be the style in this situation.
Aug 19, · Know when to write a formal letter. Write a formal letter when addressing someone you only know in a professional capacity.
This includes letters written to government departments or businesses, instead of a known individual%(57). The salutation on a business letter should be formal, whether or not the author of the letter knows the person. If the author does not know the gender of the recipient, it is possible to use the job title in a salutation.
Dear Sir or Madam (some write it Dear Sir/Madam) would be an appropriate salutation when you are writing to an institution and you don't have a name. It is in common use, at least in the UK and the EU, and is considered polite and professional.