really been a while since we made the last contact.

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Would it be better to say like the underlined in email when you want to emphasize the absence of contact?
Or would "It's been a long time since we've corresponded. "We haven't been in contact for a while.​" be better?
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How are you? It's really been a while since we made the last contact.
I'm sorry to contact you only by email when it would be appropriate to meet and talk to you in person.
 

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Or would "It's been a long time since we've corresponded. "We haven't been in contact for a while.​" be better?

Either of those options is better than the quoted text.

Leave out the final period ("full stop" in BrE) in a quoted sentence when the sentence it's quoted in continues after the quotation. Convert it into a comma if a comma is natural in the sentence containing the quotation.
 
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