When applying for a job or even just asking clarifications on something, I have often found problems when starting the email, which might seem like a secondary problem but it does present some important issues.
If writing to a person, I'd probably start "Dear Professor Smith" or something similar, but when writing to a company that has listed its email on the site, how do you start? Writing "Dear company X" kind of sends chills down my spine and I don't see it as an appropriate start.
I might start right away with "My name is..." and rely on a good email subject to fix the situation but I wanted to get some confirmation on this.
So my questions is: how do you properly start an email to a company/agency without having a single person to write to?
I'm Italian, but I'm asking for the English language. Furthermore, the name of the person is not in the email address in my case.