I have several questions about Cloudflare DNS Records… no problems, just need some clarification
Thes are my current entries:
Type Name Value Status
A autodiscover points to site IP [orange]
A example.com points to site IP [orange]
A ftp points to FTP IP [ gray ]
A mail points to site IP [ gray ]
A webdisk points to site IP [orange]
A webmail points to site IP [orange]
A whm points to site IP [orange]
CNAME www alias of site IP [orange]
MX example.com mail handled by example.com
MX mail mail handled by mail.example.com
Are the autodiscover, webdisk, webmail, and/or whm entries required here?
The two MX types above have warnings about exposing my origin server’s IP address. I have seen it recommended that the ‘A mail’ entry should have a gray cloud.
If I set the ‘A mail’ entry to gray, then it gets the warning and the ‘mail MX’ warning disappears. The ‘MX example.com’ remains unchanged. Is that normal?
On my host CPanel, mail.example.com is CNAME type pointing to the site IP, so do I even need to specify ‘A mail’ and ‘MX mail’ in Cloudflare?