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How to gain more positive skills and unfuck negative mentality (How to level up and train your character part 4)

As a former ABA therapist who is trained and graduated in human behaviour and ABA therapy, psychology.
Rewarding and conditioning good behaviours with desirable rewards can become stale and ineffective.

I.e. Calling our children to table for dinner to be rewarded with foods they like or scolding them if they fail to come when called, does not seem to be winning strategy for obedience nor family time.

As an adult or teenager, we are aware of what makes us unhappy , using pavlov conditioning as an example, we come to realise that we are often stimulated and offered unconscious priming to be accustomed to society, advertising and seek immediate rewards when offered. I.e seeing the sign of MacDonald can make your kid excited, or another example being able to get what you desire when being exposed to an opportunity,…

Top 20 outlook settings for Gmail (Email signatures, out of office, preview pane and more!) 2019

Welcome ! Top 20 Gmail settings that you do not know about to personalise your gmail more efficiently. (Gmail admin settings, Gmail setup. Social media)

Microsoft outlook settings for Gmail 

How to set signature, preview, privacy, labels, import emails, email templates and out of office settings.

To adjust your Gmail settings, Click the Gear Icon on your right hand side besides your extension tool bar.

Click on settings, right below Configure Inbox.

In the settings itself, there are several tabs.

The page settings will load at the General settings.

The first being language whereby you can select your general display language.

Your Default country Phone number code used in Gmail

Your maximum Page size, set default at 50 conversations per page, you can change to 100 to view more per page or less.

The Undo send allows you to adjust the amount of time to cancel a sent mail after you had send a mail.

This is similar to Outlook email undo sent.

Your Default reply behaviour is left blank, you may choose to reply, reply all or learn more.
For images, you may like to choose ask before displaying external images to help save loading time or internet data.

Smart Compose allows Gmail to prompt writing suggestions while you are writing an email, You can click tab on the keyboard to complete the sentence with Gmail predictions.
The following; Smart compose personalisation predicts with your writing style, you may choose to enable it.

Default text style allows you to choose your writing presentation in your written emails, this includes, text font, colour and size.

Choosing to enable experimental Dynamic view, allows you to access Gmail’s new features first if there is any.

Conversation views allows you to view emails sent back and forth, i.e. an email thread together, select view off, to view each email separately.

Nudges are Gmail notifications sent through emails to remind you to reply or follow up emails sent to you.

You may also choose your preferred Hover actions in Gmail settings. (When you hover above a Gmail button, it shows the keyboard shortcut)

Send and Archive allows you to set the archive button in reply to help you archive emails after to save Gmail memory space.

You can choose your time preference to mark an email as read when opened in the preview pane by the following.

With desktop notification, Gmail can notify you on your desktop if enabled.

The default yellow stars are enabled for you, you can allow more stars or icons to differentiate your email with the following.

Keyboard shortcuts allow you to use Gmail with shortcuts. Click Learn more to learn Gmail shortcut buttons shown in the video.

You can choose your button labels by text or icons to personalise your preference.You can change your account picture shown to your contacts in about me.

Choose your selection to complete or add contacts automatically or by yourself.

There is no signature setup by default, like Microsoft outlook, you can insert a signature by default.

I have a tutorial video for you for free setup of e-signature and stamp in the description bar.
You can place text and stamp as your Gmail signature, click on the image icon and insert your URL of the image desired.

You can upload your stamp or social media icon to photo bucket to obtain the URL.
Click the chain link icon to make a link with text or icon.

Allow personal level indicators to show which messages are sent to your address or only to you.

You can also choose to enable snippets.

Like Microsoft outlook, you can use out of office auto reply.

Enable and set the days you are not using your gmail.

You may automate a response to email sent to you while you are away with this setting with a email message itself.

You can choose to automate this response to all or only to your contacts.

The following settings, Labels allows you to show or hide your labels.

These are the labels  shown in under your inbox or compose button.

For categories that are shown on top of your inbox itself, you may select the following to show or hide.

In the Inbox settings, you are able to set your inbox type and categories, choose from the inbox type to adjust which email to be shown first.

The importance markers are disabled by default, enable to mark messages as important and choose whether to allow past actions of important messages marked to predict which messages will be important to you.

The filtered mail option can be further adjusted in the filters and blocked addresses settings whereby you can filter your search to find messages.

Choose to override only if you do not want to see the messages filtered.

In the accounts and import settings, you can choose to change your password, and also set your preferred recovery options and other google account settings.

Choose to import mail and contacts to forward new messages for 30days from your preferred email to your current email address.

To use Gmail to send from your other email address, add another email address, and set your default option.

You can also check email from other accounts for yahoo outlook and other email services, adjust the forwarding and POP/IMAP settings to enable prior to adding an email account.
  1. On your computer, sign in to the Gmail account you want to import from.
  2. In the top right, click Settings  Settings.
  3. Click the Forwarding and POP/IMAPtab.
  4. In the "POP Download" section, select Enable POP for all mail.
  5. Recommended: Next to "When messages are accessed with POP," select keep Gmail's copy in the inbox.
  6. At the bottom, click Save Changes.
(From gmail help—>)

(Refer to kaerahlimenru as an example in the video)
For Gmail business, you can sign up for $6 for an @yourcompany and other services.
For filters,

You can filter messages based on from, to  subject, or by words, attachments and size.
To block a contact, click on the message or the contact, 

Go to the email and select the three dots options and select block “contact”

You can unblock the contact by selecting the contact itself in the filters and blocked addresses settings.

You can check your gmail extensions in the Add-ons settings such as Docusign which enables online free signing of Documents,

Do remember to refer to my free tutorial if you have yet to!

You can choose to enable your chat options

In the Advanced settings, you can enable and create a canned responses as shown in the following.

Canned responses are email templates you can create and use.

Click compose and create your canned response, click on the three dots icons to save, delete, or use a canned option for your future emails.

You can create custom keyboard shortcuts by enabling, create your custom keyboard shortcuts in the themes settings itself as shown in the video.

The preview pane allows you to preview messages at the side instead of click to open an email one at a time, choose enable and a new icon will appear besides the gear icon. Click to set your preferred preview or no , vertical or horizontal split.

Followed by straightforward enabling or disabling of unread msg icon and auto-advancing of messages after you delete.

Enable multiple inboxes to enable the setting as shown. You can adjust your search query and panel title.

If you have any questions regarding gmail settings, feel free to drop me @elfthereal.


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