Quick background: I recently posted a question on the Web Apps site, How can I remove Skype from Outlook.com. It concerns being unable to access email on Outlook.com because of a popup from Microsoft that blocks access to email while demanding that I sign up for a Skype account. The problem started within the last few days, pointing to either a recent web site change or some update on my system underlying the problem.
The problem occurs with all browsers I've tried in Debian but does not occur with the browsers I tried in Windows. Firefox (same version and add-ons in both OSes) works in Windows but not Debian.
My only theory is that the problem is Java-based. Debian uses a version based on IcedTea, which is not identical to what runs in Windows. So basically, I want to ask if any other Debian users are encountering the same problem, which would point to IcedTea-based Java being the common denominator. If anyone is currently using Outlook.com successfully, their configuration could be the solution.
I can see a number of reasons why this would likely be off-topic. Is there a way to ask this that would not be?