New domain added - how long until new mail?

New cloudflare user here.

I have added a domain to cloudflare. The MX records are set up as described on the website. I’ve set up routing with a simple catch-all forwarder and validated the email address.

It’s been a couple of hours now. Google’s DNS shows that the MX records are present and correct, but the counters on incoming emails are stuck at 0. Emails sent to anything@mydomain seem to disappear into the ether. I’ve tried from two different webmail sources

Am i setting my expectations too high or should i be ready to receive emails by now?


Once the records are populated it should start to work.

You can always test email routing if that is what you are using as well: