Hi, I would please ask you which of the options (my name is ZT)/(I am ZT) is correct in the following:
Dear Mr XY, (my name is ZT)/(I am ZT) and I sent an application for the position of physician by email about three weeks ago.
I wouldn't start it this way in American usage either. My students often do this. I tell them it's unnecessary and not done in business. In e-mail, every message has a From field that identifies the sender. In both e-mail and postal mail, the sender's name is at the end.
Hi Marcbatco - I agree completely with heypresto. This seems to be a common cultural difference. I've noticed several similar questions here. We do not introduce ourselves by name in business correspondence. The signature at the end is sufficient.