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You need to set the "Post Permission" to public. Click the gear in upper right. Then Group Settings in the dropdown. Then on the left under the "Permissions" find "Basic Permissions" and set "Post" to public. This allows anyone to send messages to the group via e-mail.
It appears that you have a misunderstanding of one of the best features of Gmail: labels. Every message when Gmail ingests starts with the INBOX label. You can use filters to add labels to them, or in your case stars. If you tell Gmail to skip the inbox it strips the INBOX label from the message. Messages can have multiple labels, which is a great feature ...
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