I work in a software organization so email conversations are frequent. Recently one client e-mailed me with "Nice to e-meet you". I want to know how appropriate is it to use 'Nice to e-meet you'. Is it formal English or not? Can I use it in conversation with potential clients?

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    On an informal basis, I think it is a nice expression.
    – user66974
    Dec 18, 2014 at 7:07
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    Formal or informal it is the most honest way to say "nice to meet you". If its online, you're not really meeting them, you're e(lectronically)-meeting them. It should be fine.
    – jay_t55
    Dec 18, 2014 at 8:58

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It seems to me to be merely a humorous and friendly twist on the conventional formula "Nice to meet you". It sounds quite harmless to me.

However, I don't think you could use it in face-to-face conversation, because it depends on email communication for a context that gives it relevance.

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