My website had a DDoS attack and in the process of stopping it, I had to use Cloudflares feature “I am under attack”. Now the attack has stopped and I also blocked the attacker IP.
The problem now is that this makes my emails from Mailpoet not to send. If I deactivate the I am under attack, the emails start sending.
I contacted my webhost and they said I should reachout to cloudflare again and tell them to WHITELIST the process responsible for email sending.
I am torn between switching off the the feature so my emailing will work (but still become vulnerable to future attacks) or leaving it on, but my emailing wont work. Ideally, if Cloudflare can tell me what to do to get the best of both worlds.
Another thing - from experience, do such attackers return with another IP? This guy is a blackmailer. He asked me to pay him otherwise he shuts down my website.
Thanks in anticipation.