I want to activate Cloudflare CDN on one of my websites that is hosted through Bluehost. This is my first time interacting with Cloudflare. Bluehost offers a way to activate Cloudflare through their CPANEL by clicking an “activate” button.
My question is this:
If I start to set up activation through Cloudflare directly, they warn that the MX record reveals the IP and also Cloudflare has a document (https://support.cloudflare.com/hc/en-us/articles/200168876-Email-undeliverable-when-using-Cloudflare) which suggests that getting mail to work right with Cloudflare is a complicated process and requires a bunch of steps.
However, I see nothing like that on the Bluehost activation site. They don’t warn about MX, there’s no mention of mail issues, and if I ask their support team, they say there will be no problem and that if there is, we can just point the MX back to Bluehost and Cloudflare will still work and mail will work too.
Something feels a little off to me, but I don’t know if it is. Has anyone experienced activating Cloudflare through Bluehost directly? Is there an issue with mail/MX?