New answers tagged formality
I'd suggest Sehr geehrter Herr (Dr.) X, gerne bestätige ich Ihre Kontaktanfrage. Vielen Dank und freundliche Grüße, X.Y. Beside this, I second the arguments in Veredomon's answer.
As I wrote in my comments, this question is partly OT and difficult to answer, as the exact circumstances are not known. Think about that politeness is different in German - English people switched to the polite form "you" at some point and dropped thou, and then you of course became profane. We still have three distinctions (Sie, Sie with given name and ...
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