Yahoo Mail Forwarding Fix

At the beginning of 2021 Yahoo is tighten up their email settings and therefore only paying customers are allowed to redirect their emails to another account. To bypass this you can do the following steps:

  1. Open your favorite web-browser and login to your Yahoo account
  2. Click on your name and open “Account Information”
  3. Click on “Account Security”
  4. Click on “Manage App Security”
  5. Select e.g. “Outlook Desktop” and a new password is presented. Let this site open or copy/paste it in a text editor. You will need it in a later step.

After you have a new app password, open your favorite web-browser and login to your e.g. Outlook account

  1. Click on “Settings”
  2. Click on “Show All Settings”
  3. Click on “Email”
  4. Click on “Email sychronization”
  5. “Add additional email accounts”
  6. Enter your Yahoo user (full email) and use the app password which was generated in the previous step, port 995, SSL, port 993, SSL, port 587, SSL, use authentification
  7. Test by sending an email to your Yahoo account
  8. Congratulation you did bypass the new Yahoo restrictions 😉

GitHub to GitLab Fork

Here are the commands to fork a GitHub repository and push it with all the commit comments to a GitLab repository.

>> git clone GitHub-repository.git
>> cd GitHub-repository
>> git remote rename origin old-origin
>> git remote add origin
>> git push -u origin --all
>> git push -u origin --tags

That’s all!

Lidl Fotos Album Storage Directory

This time I faced another problem: I had a voucher for a Lidl foto album, created one and wanted to store it on my NAS file server for backup reasons. I searched for the Lidl workspace directory on my harddisk and couldn’t find anything. Also a Google Search and reading the Lidl help site brought no solution. So I had the idea of downloading “Sandboxie” – sandboxed the Lidl app and tracked the folders that were loaded. Here is the result:

C:\Users\your_user_name\AppData\Roaming\PhotoGenie X

Image DateTime Updater

I got a new Android phone and had the problem that during copy process from the old to the new smartphone the file dates of my images changed to the current date. The gallery app showed them all under the same month… The following script helped me to overcome this problem, just follow the instructions presented in the readme file.

Here is the code:

GitLab SSH Key Windows


  1. Download git-scm
  2. GitLab server
  3. Open the C:/user/your-user/.ssh/ and create the SSH key via git-bash:
    >> ssh-keygen.exe -t rsa -b 4096
  4. Add the public key to your GitLab account
    4.1 Enter your GitLab website
    4.2 Click on your profile, then ‘Setting’ and after that select ‘SSH-Keys’
    4.3 Follow the instructions of GitLab for adding a new key
  5. Create a ‘config‘ file (without extension) in C:/user/your-user/.ssh/ and add the following content:
    Host sample_1
        user git
        port 22
        identityfile ~/.ssh/generated-private-key-file_1
    # For multiple ssh-key you can add more than one host
    Host sample_2
        user git
        port 22
        identityfile ~/.ssh/generated-private-key-file_2
  6. Test it with the git-bash console:
    git clone git@sample:project.git
  7. [Optional] If the key could not be found try to add the following argument to your environment variables:
    Name:  HOME
    Value: %USERPROFILE%