How to create a "send only" bitmessage address

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May 20 04:35 [raw]

Genghis Koyn returns to Bitmessage. Genghis greets you. Genghis says: Here is how to create "private" addresses that are "send only" addresses. It should be impossible for anyone, even knowing the address, to send you a message. 1. In your bitmessage settings change the minimum required difficulty to 300 for both short and long messages BEFORE you proceed. This is in case any bug or glitch or changes in later versions of PyBitmessage dox your public key. The high difficulty will make sending a message to you very costly. 2. Generate your own secret chan using a secret passphrase that is hard to guess. Use a passphrase like "earhUTlD49". Do not generate a deterministic, private address--it must be a secret chan, created in the create chan dialog, that only you, the individual poster will use. Do not share this secret passphrase. 3. After you have created the chan revert the minimum required difficulty in bitmessage settings. You may now post to chans using this address. It will be impossible for anyone to reply to your address because it is a chan and they can't request the public key to encrypt messages to it. Thus says Genghis.

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