GMail Notifier - starred messages

Thanks to a tip from Paul and Chris, I’m using GMail to deal with messages from a number of high traffic mailing lists e.g. ruby-talk and ruby on rails.

I’m using the GMail Notifier on OSX to notify me of new messages. I have a number of filters set up to automatically star () potentially interesting posts and I wanted the Notifier to only tell me when I had new starred messages.

I found how to do this for labelled messages and tried it with the label name set to “starred”. Sure enough it works :-)

defaults write Label -string "starred"