I am getting proxy related errors in the SmartTarget (2014 SP1) GUI. If I connect to the SmartTarget web service in a browser on the CMS server, I get the same error. If I turn off the proxy in the browser it connects OK. I don't see any mention of being able to control proxy settings in the SmartTarget docs.
Is it possible to stop SmartTarget using a proxy (or indeed to configure the proxy it uses, rather than have it pick it up automatically from the server settings)?