Hello, I am very new to Dash. I downloaded the Dash Core Wallet and I am trying to send Dash to my Dash address on an exchange. I get the message Are you sure you want to send $$$ Dash using any available funds (not recommended)....
What is the recommended way to send dash?
That message is warning you that you are using both for that transaction both anonymized funds (or Darksend balance) and non anonymoized funds. If you do this, you lose the benefits of Darksend, but you can do it without any other problem. This usually happens when you are trying to send more than what you have anonymized. If you don't care about that problem, you can send the funds anyway.
If you would like to keep your privacy for the part of the funds that is anonymized, what you can do is to send two separate payments, one of anonymized ones and one with the others. You can select what inputs to send if you click on the 'Inputs' button on the top left corner of wallet in the 'Send' tab. If you do this I would also recommend to create different addresses at the exchange so both payments. The exchange will know both are yours anyway, but it will be less clear in the blockchain.
Can I anonymize any amount of funds or is there a specific amount?