Email not working on email Client after initiating cloudflare


#1

Hi,
I get this message and I have read all the forums to solve but not of them are relevant.
An MX record was not found for your root domain. An MX record is required for mail to reach @folkdigital.com.au addresses.

I am getting the emails through squirrel mail within my Bluehost panel but When I try to send or receive email from my mail app it refuses?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks


#2

Seems you have two different problems:

Sending mail should work even without MX records. If you have set the according dns record (let’s say mail.your-domain.com) to :orange: your client can’t connect since Cloudflare doesn’t proxy SMTP, IMAP & co. Squirrel mail connects directly to your mail server using 127.0.0.1.

Second is that you need to set at least one MX record. Value is the server that is responsible for your emails.

MX 10 your-domain.com for example.

A specific example could be

Add an A record:
mail -> your servers IP address

Do not activate Cloudflare (set the record to :grey:) be aware that this will expose your server’s IP if it is the same as your webserver.

Add an MX record
priority 10 -> mail.folkdigital.com.au


#3

Thanks for that info I will give it a try


#4

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