Sending email within Flash MX

I’d like to be able to have the user click on text or a button within my Flash site that would open the user’s default email program.
How can I do this?

If this can’t be done, than how can it be done in much the same way that HTML does using <form action=”mailto:[email protected]” method=”post”>?
I’d rather not have to use components but if this is the only way then I will.

I’m using Flash MX to design my site.

Thank you