Hi everybody! I'm a native speaker of Spanish, but I use English for my work most of the time. I'm a lawyer. I have seen many partners in the law firm where I work starting emails with the expression "I HOPE THIS EMAIL FINDS YOU WELL" (they also use it in Spanish, literally translated from English, which sounds really odd). I would like to know if: a) Such expression is commonly or regularly used in English. b) English speakers tend to like or dislike such expression (some have told me they find it particularly irritating). c) There are other equivalent expressions (bearing in mind that they are used in the context of business emails, as a way of sounding friendly). Thank you very much!!