Help! My MX record exposes the IP


I’ve configured A & MX records for email and CNAME for website, plus set the nameservers. Everthing working fine except I’ve got an alert saying “This record exposes the IP behind which you have proxied through Cloudflare”

That’s normal and unavoidable if you host email on the same server as your website.

I’ve got the email and website on different servers so the ip is for the email. Will we exposed to more spam?


I see now. It looks like the first record in the image is ‘mailserver’, and it’s set to :orange:. It should be set to :grey: because Cloudflare does not proxy email. Switch it to :grey: (DNS Only) so you can send/receive email, and that warning should go away.

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Yes, that worked thank you :+1:

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