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Homemade preserve jar? Do you think its safe to eat?

Ok, yesterday I took a jar of of peach / orange jam that is canned by a family member, out of my pantry. The outer ring on the jar was kind of loose and came off real easy. Now the flat cap that seals everything was tight, when I poked it with my finger there was no spring and when I pried it off it popped. Smells good, looks good and tastes great, but that loose outer ring concerns me. Any thoughts ? Thanks all.

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