How long does it take for Sendmail to send mail?

In /var/log/maillog file, you have to look for “delay” for every mail message :
Delay= total time to deliver
A mail message can be delivered immediately, without ever having been queued, or it can be queued and retried over and over again until it either times out or succeeds. The delay= shows the total amount of time the message took to be delivered. This period of time starts when sendmail first receives the message and ends when the message is finally delivered or bounced.

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