I'm about ready to release my first iOS app. While I was going through the steps to register in the development program I became unsure.

Should I set up a new iTunes account to publish my app under, or do I just use my existing personal one that I use for my games, music, etc.?

I read somewhere that whatever account you use gets a bit of spam, how do users get your email address?

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    That thing about spam, it’s plain rumours. – duci9y Dec 23 '12 at 8:15
  • Thanks, that at least is good to know. Are there any other considerations to take into account? – Des Horsley Dec 23 '12 at 22:15
  • Nope. You are pretty much set up. Use your personal ID. – duci9y Dec 24 '12 at 7:44
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    It is a year later now, I used my own email address, and I have not had any issues with it yet. – Des Horsley Mar 10 '14 at 22:21
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    @ronaldwidha I've let my developer account expire, but I don't recall having any issues. I tested on my own device and on a few others and can't recall anything happening that I wasn't happy with. – Des Horsley Jan 16 '15 at 2:24

There isn't a hard and fast rule, or many convincing arguments in either direction. However, if you eventually want to make money or work with others, or in general grow in that direction, you may find that the ability to keep your personal and work stuff separate to be helpful.

A simple example may be that you have personal pictures on iCloud associated with your personal ID, and for whatever reason, you want to give someone complete access to your development account without access to iCloud. Yes, there are other ways to accomplish that, but having the option of two different Apple IDs might come in helpful down the road.

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