Appending data and adding a class after a successful AJAX call with response from php echo

I’m attempting to send an AJAX call to my php file to send an email after a contact form is filled out. I had this working perfectly when I was just trying to get the echo response from php and put it in my div above my form, but I wanted to append some data and add a class after it came back successful to give it a better look. Right now, with this code, the email still sends through, but the message or class does not show up.

What am I doing wrong? How can I get the response from php to display in the contactSuccess div while appending everything and hiding the contactSuccess div until it has successfully come through?



    $.post("contactSend.php", $("#mycontactform").serialize(),  function(response) {
    $('html, body').animate({
         scrollTop: $("#contactMessageStatus").offset().top
     }, 2000);
    return false;


<div id="contactMessageStatus"></div>
    <form action="" method="post" id="mycontactform" >
        <input type="text"  class="inputbar" name="name" placeholder="Full Name" required>
        <input type="email"  class="inputbar" name="email" placeholder="Email" required>
        <input type="message"  class="inputbar" name="message" placeholder="Message" required>
        <input type="button" value="Send Message" id="submit">


#contactSuccess {
    border-style: solid !important;
    border-width: 1px !important;
    background-position: 10px 9px !important;
    background-repeat: no-repeat !important;
    min-height: 24px !important;
    padding: 8px 8px 8px 32px !important;
    font-size: 11px !important;
    font-weight: bold !important;

    border-color: #446423;
    background-color: #eff5ea;
    background-image: url(success_check.gif);
    color: #3d6611;

PHP file – Adding this just in case


// Here we get all the information from the fields sent over by the form.
$name = $_POST['name'];
$email = $_POST['email'];
$message = $_POST['message'];

$to = '';
$subject = 'SFL Contact Form Submitted';
$message = 'FROM: '.$name. ' ' . ' Email: '.$email. ' ' . 'Message: '.$message;
$headers = 'From:' . "rn";

if (filter_var($email, FILTER_VALIDATE_EMAIL)) { // this line checks that we have a valid email address
mail($to, $subject, $message, $headers); //This method sends the mail.
echo "Your email was sent!"; // success message
echo "Invalid Email, please provide an correct email.";

Source: ajax

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