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“Communication [over, by, through, via, with] email”

Which one is more formal - via or by?

Send via email

or

Send by email

Also, same in case of...

Notify via email

or

Notify by email

or

Notify through email

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Check previous questions, this has most likely been already answered. –  Kris Feb 29 '12 at 6:34
    
Some people do think that via should generally be used only to refer to the route, not the means. So you run the risk that those people will think you're "wrong". –  David Schwartz Feb 29 '12 at 11:17

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Both would be found in a formal context and which you use is a matter of personal choice. I prefer the native preposition because the unnecessary use of Latin words in a modern context,, such as one that talks about emails, sounds out of place.

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Thanks Barrie. Is "by" apply for the second part as well? –  krishnajay Feb 29 '12 at 8:51
    
@krishnajay: 'Notify be email'? Yes. –  Barrie England Feb 29 '12 at 9:05

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