i've noticed the same problem (with firefox). if you change the settings for mailto (tools/options/applications) to "always ask" then it does seem to work (ie: you get a popup asking which email app to use) but thats not much good for users...
Thanks for confirming the issue. As you pointed out correctly: it's of little use to the user, if the links don't work.
Do you know about ANY workaround from the Flash side?
I am especially worried because I just launched a big iste with lots of email links and I can't get any response from the folks at Adobe.
i haven't tried it, but maybe using ExternalInterface to call a js function might work?
It might, but then I wouldn't even know where to start... If you find a
js-based workaround I'd LOVE to hear about it, but for now I'll just leave
it as is.
What kinda calms me right now is that these browsers seem to have the same
problem with EVERY email link they encounter. So it's clearly sth the
developers haven't thought through and the default settings just screw up
when trying to assign the email address to the user's email program.
So I might get away with blaming it on the browser for now. Maybe a warning
message might do it.
if i get a chance i will look at a js solution, but no promises....
ps: i just tried firefox 4 beta and it seems to be working ok in that