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Two possible things come to mind with this scenario:

1. Opening the email somehow dowloaded a malicious file to your computer. I read not too long ago, that this was now possible with plain emails, but again, that "Windows" file would not be able to run on the Mac, so no harm done.

2. The person who sent the email has a keylogger installed on your computer. Rather than wait until you normally log into Paypal (which could take a while), he/she sent you this email to get you to log in so that they can capture your Paypal account information.

But of course it could be something totally different or nothing at all.
 

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Because of this thread, I decided to run MacScan on my Mac just for the heck of it.

No Keyloggers, but it did find 15 tracking cookies whatever that is.

The OP could run MacScan just for peace of mind - takes fairly long, but at least doesn't screw up the Mac like Norton did on OS 9.
 
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