salutation. Given that I am known for being part of the "Wiki world", this informality is accepted. One of the reasons for using this Dutch word that is generally understood is, that it makes clear that I am not a native speaker of the English language.
At the end of my blogs and e-mails I invariably thank for the effort people take in reading what I had to say. In my appreciation this makes my writing both informal and friendly.
Today I learned that Ivan had blogged about the salutation I use in my e-mails. I used Google translate to understand what he wrote..