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What is the verb "to email" in German?

Ich werde ihm eine Email schicken.

How to reformulate it using the verb "to email"?

Searching the dictionary doesn't seem to help, finding "Email" which means "enamel".

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Note that it’s "E-Mail", not "Email" (which is enamel). – unor Jan 11 '14 at 2:15
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When you don't want to say E-mail schicken/senden for any reasons – which, however, is most common – you can choose between mailen or emailen.

According to Wortschatz der Uni Leipzig, mailen is far more common than emailen. The verb is used ~60 times more often, as a noun it's ~20 times more common.

This translation is also listed in Pons.

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mailen ist gebräuchlich. Auch wenn das eine Unart ist Nomen zu verben ;-) – schlingel Jan 8 '14 at 16:15
Mittlerweile könnten wir eigentlich zum guten alten "schreiben" zurückkehren. Ich schreibe ihm. Fertig. Sollte es wichtig sein und in Zweifel stehen, welches Medium benutzt wird, kann man immer noch "einen Brief", "eine Postkarte", "eine Email" usw. hinzusetzen. – Ingo Jan 8 '14 at 17:10

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