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Every time I try to log into one particular server with my main account it says Bad Login, but I can log in fine using my other Minecraft account.

I also tried logging into that server from another computer, but it also says Bad Login!

Why is just one account getting a Bad Login from this one server?

marked as duplicate by Private Pansy, GodEmperorDune, angussidney, pinckerman, MBraedley Jan 10 '16 at 3:35

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  • did you pay for your MC account? – ratchet freak May 12 '13 at 20:31
  • @ratchetfreak She (or he) did pay, I just checked it. – Arperum May 12 '13 at 20:44
  • LMAO i have 2 accounts – XxMinecraftxGirlxX May 12 '13 at 21:33
  • Can you log in to minecraft.net? – Orc JMR May 13 '13 at 1:57
  • Yeah i can just not log into servers..which is bull on all levels possible... – XxMinecraftxGirlxX May 13 '13 at 23:09
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You will get a "Bad Login" error from a specific server if that server can't reach minecraft.net to verify your account.

This means that if the server has a hard time connecting to minecraft.net (either because minecraft.net has just gone down, or because the server has an unreliable network route to minecraft.net) even if you have no problem connecting to minecraft.net to login to your account initially, then you will get intermittent "Bad Login" errors from the server that's having network problems.

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    We've closed this question as duplicate while cleaning up old Minecraft questions. You might want to repost this answer on the original question – Private Pansy Jan 10 '16 at 6:28
  • @PrivatePansy Thanks! I've done so now. Aside, is there any reason duplicates like this aren't just having their answers merged? – SevenSidedDie Jan 10 '16 at 7:28
  • I think it's not done automatically because it is assumed that the answers are likely to be duplicates too, which they are most of the time. I noticed it's not in this case, which is why I dropped the comment – Private Pansy Jan 13 '16 at 5:48
  • @PrivatePansy Oh yes, that makes sense. Then thank you; I appreciate the effort to both notice and tie up that loose end. :) – SevenSidedDie Jan 13 '16 at 5:49
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The bad login error can be caused by a number of things.

  • Playing the game with the Java browser applet (http://minecraft.net/play)
  • Not using a paid account, which can be verified through https://minecraft.net/haspaid.jsp?user=[Your username]
  • Playing the game in a client that improperly authenticates with minecraft's login servers.
  • We've closed this question as duplicate while cleaning up old Minecraft questions. You might want to repost this answer on the original question – Private Pansy Jan 10 '16 at 6:28

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