Many email providers attach both the sender’s name and email address information to each sent email, which may look like this: “Billy Bob <[email protected]>”. If the sender you want to block uses the same name across multiple email addresses, then it may be easier to just block their actual name instead of creating a new block for each of their individual email addresses.

However, the “name field” of an email address is optional, so this isn’t always a guaranteed way to block a person. Blocking by email address is more reliable, in that case. We’d recommend using this method along with other types of blocks to cover as many ways to block a sender as possible.