My activities in Salesforce appear as "Open Activities" instead of in the "Activity History"

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    To ensure all your activities show up under the Activity History (as opposed to Open Activities) make sure you have a "Completed" values in the Task Status list and that it's a "Closed" state.

    Here is how to check it:

    1. In SFDC, go to Setup > App Setup > Customize > Activities > Task Field.  Click on Status

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    2. In the Task Status Picklist Values list, check if you have a "Completed" value.  If you do have it, skip to step 5.

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    3. You need to create the "Completed" value.  Click on the New button

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    4. Type in Completed and click on Save

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    5. Click the Edit link next to the Completed value

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    6. Check the box next to Closed and click on Save.

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    Once the steps above are completed, you should now Completed in the list with "Closed" checked like this:

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