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When is salutation by postfixing name with hyphen used in work emails

 
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I have normally known  below kind of salutations in work emails:

Hi Tom,

Please work on the below tasks :


However ,of late I am seeing some other kind of salutations too as below using hyphen :

Tom - Please work on the below tasks :

When is the latter used instead of the former ?
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When someone feels like it, I'd say. I don't see a difference between using a comma and using a hyphen.
 
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Tim Moores wrote:When someone feels like it, I'd say. I don't see a difference between using a comma and using a hyphen.



Apart from hyphen, the other difference is that the content is starting from the same line and not from new line as in former.

I have seen such signature only occasionally but intrestingly every time it happened was when the mail was from a superior to a subordinate and not the other way. Not sure whether it has any relation.
 
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If you mean em dash (—), it is a type of pause or interruption similar to a semicolon.  I see it a lot in communications between business professionals both within a company and between people in different companies.  Examples of colon vs. em dash vs. comma:


Dear Ms. Shiralkar:

This is a formal message.



Monica—

This is a less formal, but not too friendly message.



Hi Monica,

This is a friendly message.
 
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I can sort of imagine putting it on one line helps when it's a one line message and you want the recipient to see the message in their notifications when on a phone.
 
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Ron McLeod wrote:If you mean em dash (—), it is a type of pause or interruption similar to a semicolon.  I see it a lot in communications between business professionals both within a company and between people in different companies.  Examples of colon vs. em dash vs. comma:


Dear Ms. Shiralkar:

This is a formal message.



Monica—

This is a less formal, but not too friendly message.



Hi Monica,

This is a friendly message.



Thanks.The one I have seen is the one with - and not the em dash one .
 
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Stephan van Hulst wrote:I can sort of imagine putting it on one line helps when it's a one line message and you want the recipient to see the message in their notifications when on a phone.



That's logical if that's the reason it is used.
 
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