very slow status change/email

Hey guys,

New 2.08 user here and I am experiencing an odd problem. When i manually change order status, its takes exactly 2 mins before the status is changed AND an email has been send to the customer. Obviously we are not live but I can’t figure out why it takes so long to change the order status and send out an email.

I tried the php mail function as well as using smtp but i don’t notice any chance in speed.

Any tips? Thanks in advance.