I work for an organization where almost everybody uses the term "raise an e-mail" when they want the attention of or to communicate with anybody, or when they want approval from an appropriate authority.
For example, when the line manager wants the attention of the juniors on a specific issue he says, "I have raised an e-mail about discipline; please follow that."
My question is about the term "raise an e-mail". Is it a correct term to use in such instances? If not, what term should be used?