Mx Record not found for root domain


I’m trying to setup Cloudflare for my website, but I want to route my emails through Hostgator (my hosting), I have updated the records exactly as per the records in my hosting.

But I keep getting below error

MX Record was not found for your root domain. An MX Recordis required for mail to reach addresses

As a result I cannot receive any email if I activate Cloudflare.

I’m a newbie so step wise solution will be appreciated.

Below is a screen grab

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Replace the name of the MX record at the bottom with @.

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Your MX record of ‘mail’ means it’s directing email addressed to [email protected]

If your email address is [email protected], then that MX record should be just

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Issue resolved. Thanks for your help

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