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This issue is more of a Braille Formats issue so I will address it. The letters appear to be blocked paragraphs. Date in cell 1, blank line, Salutation in cell 1, blank line, paragraph blocked in 1. I agree with doing the Sincerely... as an attribution although you could also treat it as another blocked paragraph. Another option would be to put the date in cell 1, blank line, salutation in cell 1, indented paragraph (no blank line between), blank line, closing info in cell 1 or cell 5 (depending on how you see this info). You choose and then be consistent.
Use only one blank line in print to separate items. If you are concerned that it would be unclear where a new letter starts (although the new letter starts with a date) you could box each letter. According to section 7 of Braille Formats, boxes are at the transcriber's discretion.
The first part of the emails (to, cc, fr, subject) could be listed materials (1-3 margins with a blank line before and after) then treat the body the same way as you treated the letters.
Again, only one blank line between items in braille. The content will let the reader know it's a new item.
Be as consistent as you can be among this type of material and that will make it easier for the reader to figure out what is going on.