first time jam-maker

I am preparing to make and can jam for the first time and am wondering if I may safely use my pasta pot as a boiling canner. It has a colander insert that the jars could rest on during processing (in the simmering water, above the bottom of the pot), but they might rub shoulders--is that ok?

Sorry to seem like a slacker--I have been researching this online but thought I would throw the question out to an experienced crowd, too!

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