GroupWise is a messaging and collaboration platform originally developed by
WordPerfect Corporation and later acquired by Novell but now owned by [Micro
Focus](https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/products/groupwise/overview). (See [this
Wikipedia article](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GroupWise) for details.) The
Groupwise protocol within Pidgin specifically supports the instant messaging
portion of the GroupWise platform. Much of Pidgin's support for the GroupWise
Messenger service was generously provided by Novell several years ago.
### Are there any public servers?
No. This protocol is designed to connect with a GroupWise Messenger server
running on a corporate LAN. There are no known public servers.
### I can't get it to work.
We are told this protocol plugin works only with the GroupWise Messenger for
Linux server or the GroupWise Messenger SP2 (or later) server running on NetWare
or Windows, and then only if the server is secure (SSL/TLS-enabled).