Two days ago I received an email alert from Cloudflare saying:
The certificate with the ID xxx belonging to Zone ID yyy has been deployed to Cloudflare’s edge. The certificate’s status is now active.
We’re not aware of doing anything to precipitate that message.
Straight after receiving that email I started getting more email alerts from Cloudflare all saying:
Domain Control Validation (DCV) has failed for the certificate with the ID zzz belonging to Zone ID yyy. The DCV method is currently set to txt.
In other words the first email referenced one certificate ID, and the subsequent emails all reference a separate certificate ID (the same one in each email), though the zone ID is the same in each case.
I’ve so far had about 45 of these same email alerts at all times of the day.
The only thing we did recently in the DNS settings in our Cloudflare account was to add a new TXT type record in mid-September to rectify a problem where our website was failing a check taking credit card payments, but that seemed to go fine and it’s only some six weeks later that I started getting these email alerts.
Does anyone know what the emails mean or if this is important?