While a simple "Hi," "Hello," or even "Hey" is appropriate in casual correspondence, a more formal salutation is appropriate when you are emailing about a business_related matter, such as a cover letter, letter of recommendation, or inquiry letter.
Beginning the Letter. Know the format: There are some business standards which need to be followed. One must use a common font to type a business letter. One must use indentation, paragraphs, margins etc. The text must be typed in black color only. Choose the Right Kind of Paper: One must print a letter in a letter sized paper. The standard size of the paper is A4.