Missionaries of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have the opportunity to serve a mission for a period of 18 months or 2 years. During those two years, missionaries get to write home by email once a week for a limited amount of time. Each email home can contain memories experienced, but often lost after returning home as they are hard to find, search through, and organize.
Missionary Mailbag was created by returned missionaries to make it easier for friends and family to follow a missionary with his/her experiences and always have a way to find them during the mission, after the mission and forever! The issue comes when missionaries can no longer easily access those memories. The Church’s FAQ for missionary emails states:
What happens to my MyLDSMail account after my mission?
After your official missionary release date (NOTE: this date could be after you are home), your account will remain active for 60 days. After 60 days you will no longer have access to your account. When you log in, on-screen instructions will help you transfer messages from your MyLDSMail account to a personal email account. Please transfer messages to your personal account as soon as possible.
Missionaries are only guaranteed to keep their missionary emails online for 60 days after their release date. With a very quick authorization on missionary mailbag, we automatically backup all emails, including attachments and pictures. From those emails, you can create books with both letters and pictures, or just pictures. Everything is automated.
If you’ve recently returned from your mission and still have access to your @myldsmail.net email account, hurry and sign up for a free trial to get going.