I use Gmail (POP3) to receive emails from my work email account (@mydomain). After connecting my domain to Cloudflare, I started having issues with my email: I stopped receiving emails and Gmail was informing me that there was some issue. So I went to my Cloudflare account and edited the CNAME email: I changed it to “DNS only”. That fixed the issue and now my email is working fine.
My understanding is that, by changing the “CNAME mail” to “DNS only”, my email is connected directly to my server provider, without being affected by Cloudflare (which is what I want for my email).
But now, when I visit my Cloudflare account I see the following notice: “This record exposes the IP address used in the A record on [mydomain]. Enable the proxy status to protect your origin server”.
What’s the solution to this issue? I would prefer not to have my email affected by Cloudflare, that’s why I changed it to DNS only, but now I am worried that the IP exposure may be a risk?