CloudFlare and e-mail

ShinJii

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hi,
What should I change in DNS to work e-mails with cloudflare? I have now DNS from cloudflare but my e-mails doesn't work now....

I have now something like this:
Code:
mail	A	my server ip
pop	A	my server ip
smtp	A	my server ip
domain.com.	MX	10 mail
 

zEitEr

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Hello,

You should change Status for "mail, pop, smtp" records to "DNS only" at Cloudflare, i.e. set it Off Cloudflare, and traffic will bypass Cloudflare's network.
 

ShinJii

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Hello,

You should change Status for "mail, pop, smtp" records to "DNS only" at Cloudflare, i.e. set it Off Cloudflare, and traffic will bypass Cloudflare's network.

But then people will know my server's IP when I send some emails...
 

zEitEr

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They will even know your IP without changing DNS settings at CloudFlare. You email messages will always have a real IP of your server in its headers. If you want to hide your IP you should use 3rd party mail servers and services.
 
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