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Only activity type that has component = Contact gets listed on the dropdown displayed on the contact summary page -> activities tab. Bulk Email also has component = contact, then why it is not shown listed on the dropdown? Some activity types are reserved for system usage which has filter value set to 1 in civicrm_option_value table. These activity ...


Some of those are "system" types that get added by other actions. For example Bulk Email is related to mass mailings of newsletters and such. To add a custom type, you can define that by going in the menu to Administer - Customize Data and Screens - Activity Types. (EDIT: Oops obviously you found that screen - haha. If there's a specific one you're ...

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