Cloudflare DNS - "proxied" or "DNS only" setting for Mautic?

Just installed Mautic (Yey!) :smiley: and going through the settings now.

I use Cloudflare for my website. I have my mautic install under a subdomain → mautic.website-name.org which said subdomain is pinpointed by an “A” DNS record within the Cloudflare DNS settings.

QUESTION 1: There is the option to set this A record for my mautic subdomain install with the “PROXIED” setting OR the “DNS Only” setting within the Cloudflare DNS setup… Can I use the “proxied” setting or will that mess up the tracking features of Mautic?

QUESTION 2: Can I keep the “PROXIED” settings in general to my website with Cloudflare, or must all be changed to “DNS only” ?

Thank you kindly!

I realise there’s an option to use the “proxy protocol” with Cloudflare, but it seem that’s only available with their paid plans, not free … hence wondering if I need to just disable all proxying via Cloudflare DNS A Records for both MAUTIC.mainsite.org and mautic.MAINSITE.org … ?