Set up of email

There were no records showing for my domain so I created all the new records. The website seems to be working fine, but my emails are not working. Can anyone assist? Here is a screenshot of my records. I have followed all the tutorials and tried many variations.

You need to have autoconfig, imap, pop, relay and smtp DNS records :grey:

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and mail.

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Thank you for asking.

A bit from other perspective, I’d suggest you to double-check which of the below CNAME records are you using at your e-mail client such as MS Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, etc. and/or in your Web app or mobile phone e-mail app:

  1. CNAME imap
  2. CNAME pop
  3. CNAME relay
  4. CNAME smtp

As far as all of them point to, you could simply remove all 4 of them and just configure and use everywhere you’d be using normally.

  • seems like you could possibly just doing a nonsense overhead with DNS records after all …

I write that because from my experience in one particular case, the web hosting provider offered hosting/e-mail, but not the SSL for a sub-domain of the client.
Therefore, client had to use the hostname of the given VPS/server and have had some CNAME records including pointed to
What happened was MS Outlook was catching the autoconfig and autodiscover “by default”, therefore detected and used and alwas throw a warning and error about the SSL issue for the domain while connecting to the server to receive or sent out an e-mail.
Upon we removed them and changed his receiving and sending server to all worked fine.

So, this might be one case, just to mention it as far as I don’t know if you’re having similar situation with a hosting/e-mail provider, or a setup since before so they’re left there standing “as-is”, or you’re using cPanel, or something else.

Nevertheless, as @Cyb3r-Jak3 and @i40west suggested, that should help you to solve your issue with receiving and/or sending e-mails while using Coudflare for your domain name.

Usually, the MX record should point to a hostname such as mail , and the A (or CNAME ) type record for that hostname should be set to :grey: (DNS Only).

I’d just like to drop here a suggestion as by checking below related article if your e-mail records (usually the A mail and the MX record) are configured properly while you are using Cloudflare for your domain name:

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Thank you! I resolved it now. My host gave me records to add that were not necessary. I went and looked at my other domain set up and copied what I had done there previously. Everything is working now.

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