It depends on how many other email campaigns are being sent at the time your campaign is launched. Here's how it works:
Scheduled for delivery
When you launch an email campaign it is added to a sending queue. The status of the campaign is showing "Scheduled".
Sending usually begins within a few minutes but during busy periods sending may be delayed for several hours. Large spikes in email activity are unpredictable, however, history tells us they only happen once or twice a month.
Emails are now being sent. Status shows "In Progress".
Sending rate is approximately 40,000 emails per hour but this is also affected by the volume of emails being sent at the time.
Once all messages in your campaign are sent, the Status column on the messages page will display "Sent".