This is the Notification we just received from the church about the adjusted Missionary email Policy:
"Missionaries are to write to their families each week and are also authorized to communicate by email with friends, priesthood leaders, and new converts. Mission presidents should allow sufficient time on preparation day for missionaries to write emails and letters. While in the mission field, missionaries should receive authorization from the mission president before entering into communication, including via email, with converts and others of the opposite gender within the mission boundaries."
President Lovell has extended the time the missionaries have for using computers to write letters. It is now seventy minutes each preparation day.
There are guidelines for using the internet and computers. One of them is to be near your companion in the "cyber" to protect each other from the temptation of breaking the mission rules. While we were on the Mission Tour for two weeks the assistants did not had time to e-mail their families. President Lovell gave them permission to use our computers to let their families know they were safe and doing well. When we walked into the lobby we found them keeping all of the computer rules. Our missionaries find that obedience always brings blessings!