I’m sorry for being inactive on maintaining this blog and Exray Theme, because I got caught by flu recently. I also had to fix my email that didn’t receive any email at all. Because of that mistake, it costs me lot of time and opportunities. I’ve been thinking to use CloudFlare on one of my blog to reduce comment spam and do some experiment on how well CloudFlare do the job. So far I’m satisfied with ClodFlare free services as it’s working as advertised, until my custom domain Gmail didn’t receive email at all.
For several weeks I didn’t realize it, since my email still able to send email just fine, until I tried to sign up on some services and didn’t receive any confirmation email. I tried to send email from my other email account to that problematic email address and got bounced. After searching google for answer, there must be some problem with MX Records. I’ve tried to change the MX Records on my hosting Cpanel, but it’s still not working.
Finally, I gave up on trying to fix it by myself and request support ticket to my hosting providers. They said CloudFlare is the culprit, and tell me to alter CLoudFlare nameservers to hosting default. Luckily, I didn’t comply with their suggestion. There must be someway to use CloudFlare and still able to use Gmail custom domain. Finally, I ran across this tutorial how to make CloudFlare and Gmail best friend forever. Aparaently, you have to alter MX records on CloudFlare control panel, not your hosting provider. That’s really a life safer tutorial! My email stop gotten blocked by CLoudFlare and work as good as before. I hope you guys could solve this kind of problem if you ever experienced it.