Consider below chronological events.
I sent an E-mail to a professor and asked him a question. He answered my question. Now, I want to send him a message and say thank you ... .
I need a short and formal sentence implying a sense of being modest, but not very modest!. e.g., "I am not a special person and his contribution to my question illustrates his great benevolence"
I have written:
Thanks for the time you considered for my question.
Many thanks for the time you dedicated to my question.
I appreciate you for including my question in your considerations.
Do the above sentences sound awkward ? If so, any suggestion would be appreciated.