If you have a missionary out, you may have noticed that their email switched from myldsmail.net to missionary.org.
The Church officially switched missionary emails from [email protected] to nam[email protected] Does your missionary’s old MyLDSMail email still work? Will their old emails save? How do you double check?
We did the research and found the information you need to know about the move from MyLDSMail.net to Missionary.org.
So in August 2018, President Russell M. Nelson announced the Church should be called by its full name instead of its nicknames (you know the names—Mormon, LDS, etc). The Church has been changing its website domain names and social media handles to reflect this change, and missionary emails were included in this overhaul.
By the way, if you’re anything like us, then it’s been really hard to make that change. We still find ourselves saying Mormon missionary or LDS missionary all the time.
The Church gives MyLDSMail email addresses to all their missionaries at the beginning of their mission. MyLDSMail is (well, was, but we’re getting there) a filtered email service by Google that missionaries can use to email family and friends.
In 2019, the Church created a new email domain: Missionary.org. They gave each missionary a new email address that no longer had LDS in the name. So what does this mean for their old emails and their myldsmail.net email address?
You can still send emails to their myldsmail.net email… Maybe.
It looks like most MyLDSMail email accounts will just forward every email to their missionary.org inbox. Missionaries who recently left or are just leaving probably won’t have access to their myldsmail.net email address because they are so new to the mission field.
Missionaries who have been using their LDS email address for a while will probably be able to receive emails to both accounts for the rest of their mission.
What about the emails on their MyLDSMail account?
It looks like all old emails automatically forwarded to their missionary.org email. If you are worried about them saving, then either send them to a Gmail account now, or upload them to our website. They’ll be safe there. Plus it’s free!
That could change, so we would recommend saving the emails now so you have a backup if something goes wrong. You can read more about how to save the emails to our website here. Plus, they’ll be ready to go into a mission book once your missionary gets home!
P.S. Did you know your emails expire on MyLDSMail or Missionary.org after you get home? Yep, they do, and we wrote about it.
Where do I log in?
We don’t know how long the myldsmail.net site will forward to the correct login page, but it will probably work for the foreseeable future.
Our advice? Don’t worry about it too much. The Church has a lot of people working on the digital transition from LDS and Mormon sites to the new properly named sites. If something does go wrong with your missionary’s email, they should be able to help.