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Sql Stored Procedure and records in "use"

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Last Modified: 2016-08-25
I have a VB App that pulls emails from our users subscribed database with a [status] = 0  and sends as an smtp email to a 3rd party api.
As it is successfully sent it updates the sql table [status] = 1

By itself it handles about 12,000 records an hour.

I need to double that ...

I know I can add as separate tasks or even another replica of the same app.

Here is my issue...
If I have one app pulling 10,000 addresses from the SQL Table in my stored procedure

How do I make sure the replica app or second task doesn't pull the same emails into it's own 10,000 addresses recordset?
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