Cloudflare MX Records

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by jealbr, May 10, 2018.

  1. jealbr

    jealbr Member

    Anyone know how to set up the MX records on cloudflare for a shared cloud hosting here? I've tried using their guides and it's not working.
     
  2. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    The simplest thing would be to point it to the hostname of the server your account is on. You can get this information from https://my.knownhost.com by clicking on the row of the service in the service list. This will drop down a few different values one of which, "server", is what you want.

    EDIT: Alternatively there's a Cloudflare icon in your cPanel that you could use which would take care of this for you :)
     
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  3. jealbr

    jealbr Member

    Just looked at the cloudflare in cpanel, unfortunately it doesn't handle any MX records. I'm able to send emails from my email, but I'm not receiving any.
     
  4. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    Did you set the MX record at Cloudflare to point to the server's hostname as I mentioned?
     
  5. jealbr

    jealbr Member

    when you say host name are you referring to my domain name or the server name?
     
  6. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    The server's name. Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about. The name of the server you're on may differ from this image of course.

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  7. jealbr

    jealbr Member

    I've updated the value of the MX record with my server, still not able to receive mail. I must have something wrong....
     
  8. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    Can you PM me a screenshot of your DNS settings at Cloudflare?
     
  9. jealbr

    jealbr Member

  10. KH-Jonathan

    KH-Jonathan Director of Managed Services Staff Member

    Everything looks good, just waiting on DNS propagation. I sent a flush request to Google's DNS servers which will help for anyone/server using Google's DNS servers.
     
  11. jealbr

    jealbr Member

    ok, I'll just wait it out. Thank you
     

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