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As a rule, your cover letter is a complement to your resume, and the two should be attached together in the same application file. If you are sending your cover letter separately from your resume by email, there is a risk that whoever receives it may not be easily able to locate the file to which it belongs, and it may never get read.
You might try sending your cover letter by FedEx in a longshot situation where it truly represents your only real chance to stand out. In that case, you need to be absolutely sure it will get to the right person in a timely manner, and they’ll know why they are getting it and what resume it goes with. Of course, you run a high risk of it being unwelcome, and coming across as pompous. On the other hand, it also indicates a lot of chutzpah, which can make you stand out if chutzpah is one of the things they’re looking for in a candidate.