Trying to create new email address


#1

I created a new email account for my main website, and it worked for a few weeks, then stopped receiving. Support at namecheap says to add the following to DNS at Cloudflare

goldfish-emergency.com MX record points to mail.goldfish-emergency.com

Did it, but I’m getting a warning at the top of page and wonder if it’s something I should be concerned about

see warning below

An A, AAAA, CNAME, or MX record is pointed to your origin server exposing your origin IP address.

An MX record was not found for your root domain. An MX record is required for mail to reach @ goldfish-emergency.com addresses.

Does this mean I didn’t do it right? I find Cloudflare a bit confusing, but I did get the orange cloud sign after adding to DNS

Thanks for any assistance


#2

Right now you dont have an MX record, so you cant receive emails and would need to follow Namecheap’s advice in adding it.

As for the warning, you receive that as adding that record will reveal the IP address of your mail host. Often these are identical to the webserver and in assigning the same host to your mail server you’d potentially reveal its IP address. If that is not an issue, go ahead. Otherwise you’d need to get a separate IP for the mail host.


#3

Do you recommend having a separate IP for mail? If so, how do I go about doing that?

Thanks for your help


#4

No recommendation from my side :slight_smile: it really depends on what you need/want.

If you need to hide your webserver behind Cloudflare, exposing it via MX would be a bad idea. If you dont have such a concern, there is no issue with that MX setup.


#5

Thanks for your help Sandro. I’m not sure I’ve learned anything, but this is probably me, not knowing what the heck I’m doing. I’ve got some research to do for sure


#6

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