Structure/ format of an informal Email - the emails written to friends and relatives

This post explains the structure and formats of informal email writing. The purpose of this email is to show the students and learners an example of how informal emails are written. Please refer to instructions given at the end of structure/format. Emails are just like letters except they do not require more formalities and segments as does a letter.
See the following outlined structure of an informal email. Remember that the informal email consists of different language and tone that formal emails.

To: (this field contains the email address of recipient. if you have saved that contact by name, his/her name will be displayed instead of address)
Subject:  (this line is usually a very short description of purpose of email OR what email is about)

Body of email

Complementary close / closing expressions
You name


  1. Start you email with informal greetings like "Hi Max" OR just "Hi" OR "Hi dear friend/uncle" etc
  2. Subject line must include short details about why you are writing this email OR what this email is about
  3. Use informal words and expressions in informal email
  4. The language and tone of your email should be casual- no formalities
  5. You can use daily conversational sentences and expressions. Use a chatty style.
  6. You can include extra details if your like
  7. Respond to all the points of your friend's email
Note:  It is wise to respond to an email as soon as possible. Some emails are very important and require prompt response. So, keep checking your inbox.

You can see the following informal emails written as sample

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