This article refers to an earlier BitcoinPlus Client 2.6.0. Messaging is not available in the latest BitcoinPlus Client of 2.7.0. This article will be removed once all users have updated to 2.7.0.
In order to start using your new wallets messaging over heightened security features you will need to create a public key.
Open your wallet and go to Help>Debug>Console
In the box enter the following command: smsgscanchain and wait until wallet returns the response: Scan Chain Completed
Then enter: smsggetpubkey "your receiving XBC address"
Example if your address is : BLo8EAZzVsnGnvrb4i1GnHVv1bSMRemejp then the command would be
A compressed public key will now be active on the network for this address and now you are ready for P2P messaging over the XBC network.