Launching Email app from Flash 8 problem

I’m having a silly problem when trying to make a “mailto:” link or a button that will launch the default e-mail application.

I’ve tried with a HTML-enabled text field with using a "mailto:[email protected]" url in selected text.

I’ve also tried creating a button with the getURL("mailto:[email protected]","_self");

neither of these options work…
am i missing something? other websites work when i click on such a link.

please help??