Which is correct Email received by you and Email received from you.

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Email received by you

Someone else sent an email to you. It was received by you.

Email received from you.

You sent an email to someone else. They received it from you.


In this case you should consider the verb RECEIVE, which is according to Oxford Dictionary and Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary followed by preposition FROM when we speak about getting something (examples include: I received a phone call from your mother; We received an email from the university)

preposition BY would change the meaning of your sentence, as the phrase RECEIVED BY means to be accepted by (examples: at the end of the century, the revolutionary ideas were received by the government; the prime minister's speech was coldly received by the conference delegates; she was warmly received by her host)

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